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September 1935

CARCINOMA OF THE CERVIX UTERICLINICAL STUDY OF NINE HUNDRED AND FORTY CASES

Author Affiliations

BALTIMORE
From the Gynecological Department of the Johns Hopkins Hospital.

Arch Surg. 1935;31(3):461-476. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180150118009
Abstract

The aspects of cancer which have received most attention in the literature of recent years have been its etiology, its early diagnosis and its treatment. This is no doubt as it should be, and yet much can be learned from the analytic survey of large numbers of cases from the standpoint of the clinical symptoms presented by the patients, the age incidence and the associated physical findings. For example, the duration of bleeding before medical advice is sought should throw an interesting light on the patient's alertness or apathy to this ominous symptom and serve as a justification of the efforts being made to educate women on this point. Again, the question arises whether cancer always can be checked in an early stage even when the patient does pay prompt heed to the symptoms or whether, on the other hand, the patient may not be doomed in many cases no

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