Neil Hoffman, M.D.
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Previous studies have indicated an increased incidence of stomach cancer in patients with pernicious anemia. With recent epidemiological studies showing a decrease in the prevalence of stomach cancer in the general population, it was felt a prospective reevaluation of the incidence of stomach cancer and pernicious anemia was necessary. Eighty-one patients with pernicious anemia were followed for 7 years (1961 to 1968) with gastroscopic and radiographic examinations. Forty-eight cases were newly diagnosed, and 33 were in a clinical and hematologic relapse. The patients in relapse had been followed for an average of 10.7 years, and the average age of all
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Hoffman N. The Relationship Between Pernicious Anemia and Stomach Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. 1970;72:800. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-800_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):800.
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