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January 16, 1897

THE PALLIATIVE TREATMENT OF CANCER OF THE CERVIX UTERI AND BLADDER IN WOMEN.

JAMA. 1897;XXVIII(3):102-103. doi:10.1001/jama.1897.02440030006001d
Abstract

I shall confine my remarks to the treatment of carcinoma of the cervix uteri and the bladder in the stage of the disease when any operative measure may be of doubtful expedience, or in cases where operations have been undertaken and the disease still progresses, the condition of the patients being most distressing from hemorrhage, sepsis, incontinence of urine and all the evils resulting therefrom. My interest has been aroused in this class of patients, and no doubt you feel the same, because of their hopeless condition and the difficulty of caring for them in our public hospitals. Certainly, treatment will be directed to alleviating their suffering and rendering their surroundings as wholesome as possible.

Women afflicted with inoperable epithelioma of the cervix uteri, when they are not undergoing any treatment, complain most frequently of hemorrhage and a foul-smelling, bloody discharge from the vagina. The vaginal examination reveals a hard

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