HENRY M. LEMON, M.D.
Carcinomas of the stomach, biliary tract and pancreas constitute one of the principal causes of death from cancers in both males and females. Not only are these malignant growths among the most frequent of all types of cancer, but they are also among those with the highest mortality rate in spite of therapy. Diagnosis of these tumors remains highly unsatisfactory, partly because their natural history is such that symptoms necessitating medical attention develop late, and partly as a result of the inaccessibility of some of the growths to radiologic or endoscopic methods of visualization.
These diagnostic difficulties have perennially faced
LEMON HM. THE APPLICATION OF CYTOLOGIC DIAGNOSIS TO CANCERS OF THE STOMACH, PANCREAS AND BILIARY SYSTEM1. Ann Intern Med. ;37:525–533. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-37-3-525
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1952;37(3):525-533.
Biliary Disorders, Gastric Cancer, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Gastrointestinal Cancer, Hematology/Oncology.
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