The importance of early diagnosis and prompt surgical interference in carcinomatous disease of the uterus has been so repeatedly and emphatically emphasized by all writers, and the various methods and innumerable forms of technique discussed that I feel much like offering some apology for again asking your attention to the subject of carcinoma of the uterus.
However, it is not so much its early diagnosis or the manifold methods of technique in vogue of which I wish to speak a few words, but the manner of its recurrence as we have but recently learned from laboratory research and clinical experience.
It is well established that practically the only form of cancer which attacks the body of the uterus is the adenocarcinomatous variety. This is also of the most frequent occurrence in the cervix. The epitheliomata are usually confined to the vaginal portion of the cervix, and extend to the vaginal
HUMISTON WH. IMPORTANCE OF EARLY RECOGNITION OF CANCER OF THE UTERUS. JAMA. 1900;XXXV(13):788–790. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620390004001b
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