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The early diagnosis of gastric cancer continues to be difficult in most countries of the world. The majority of patients discovered to have gastric cancer die from their disease in spite of extensive surgical resection and modern techniques of radiotherapy and chemotherapy. Only in Japan has some success been achieved in detecting early gastric cancer and in producing encouraging cure rates when the disease involves only the mucosa and the submucosa. This early diagnosis is accomplished by mass screening methods with sophisticated radiologic, endoscopic, and cytologic methods in a nation that has the highest incidence of gastric cancer in the
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Early Gastric Cancer: Current Status of Diagnosis.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;82:729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-82-5-729_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;82(5):729.
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