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A physician who cares for patients with malignancies needs accurate prognostic data. When he must present the outlook for the patient to his relatives, he owes them a sound estimate.
Prognostic data are scattered widely in journals and monographs and are not easy for the physician to dig out. Dr. James has prepared this manual for distribution by the American Cancer Society, and it should be most useful to all physicians concerned with neoplastic disease.
For each type of lesion (anatomical site), a table presents five and ten-year survival rates and such rates as they depend on treatment, stage of
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Cancer Prognosis Manual.. Ann Intern Med. 1961;55:1048. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-55-6-1048_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1961;55(6):1048.
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