I. W. HELD, M.D., F.A.C.P.; IRVING BUSCH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
The small percentage of five year survivals following operative intervention in cases of carcinoma of the stomach has been very discouraging. The aim of all diagnostic methods has, therefore, been to establish an early diagnosis. Nevertheless, only between 30 and 40 per cent of cases of resectable cancer of the stomach are submitted to the surgeon. Patients with cancer who never reach the operating table are in one of two categories. The cancer is either of such a malignant nature that it spreads very rapidly to the neighboring glands and organs, or to distant structures; or the growth has invaded
HELD IW, BUSCH I. CANCER OF THE STOMACH: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS(CANCER OF THE STOMACH: WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO EARLY DIAGNOSIS*). Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:719–735. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-5-719
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(5):719-735.
Gastric Cancer, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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