NORMAN BOLKER, M.D.
Carcinoma of the stomach continues to be the foremost cause of cancer deaths. Despite improvements in diagnostic and surgical technics, five year survival rates have not been altered appreciably1, 2 in the past 10 years, and there is no reason to believe that they will be in the future.
The increased use of roentgen-ray and gastroscopic examination have led to more frequent diagnoses of gastric carcinoma but not to increased cures. All of our present diagnostic methods depend on the patient presenting himself because of symptoms. Due to the silent nature of the disease, the symptoms are rarely severe enough
BOLKER N. EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH1. Ann Intern Med. ;30:903–913. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-30-5-903
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1949;30(5):903-913.
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