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November 11, 1916

THE TREATMENT BY RADIUM OF CARCINOMA OF THE PROSTATE AND BLADDER: PRELIMINARY REPORT

Author Affiliations

Assistant Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital NEW YORK

From the Service of the Memorial Hospital.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(20):1442-1445. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590200036010
Abstract

In October, 1915, at the Memorial Hospital, we began treatment by radium of cases of carcinoma of the prostate and bladder. At this early date obviously no final results of our treatment can be predicted. In certain cases, however, our primary results have been good. This, together with the fact that the technic of the application of the radium, particularly in prostate carcinomas, is new, encourages us to give this report.

Problems presented by bladder and prostate carcinomas are so entirely different that they will be considered separately.

CARCINOMA OF THE BLADDER  The cases considered in this paper are not papillomas which may have undergone at one place or another carcinomatous degeneration, but rather flat sessile tumors, sometimes cauliflower, sometimes hard, sometimes multiple, generally sloughy in part. The cystoscopic picture or the rectal feel may suggest an indurated base. Microscopically they show carcinoma. Fulguration does not particularly affect this tumor.

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