Five years ago this winter, I reported1 the results of my operations on the cancerous breast, with the subsequent history of each of 46 cases. To this record I now desire to add 62 cases of cancer of the breast, all operated on prior to 1904, 42 of which were done before 1902, and have, therefore, passed the traditional three-year period.
Since the reading of the earlier paper, little has been added to our knowledge of the disease itself, nor has any substantial advance been made in the means of preventing or controlling it. The subject of the general distribution and prevalence of cancer has been much discussed, and the deaths from cancer certainly seem to be increasing steadily from year to year. This opininion is derived from the results of postmortem examinations made at the large clinics of continental Europe, as well as from the general mortality statistics of
GAGE H. CANCER OF THE BREAST.END RESULTS OF 100 OPERATIONS. JAMA. 1905;XLV(20):1459–1462. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.52510200005001a
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