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Is the Incease of Cancer Real or Apparent?

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By MACKLIN MADGE THURLOW. , M.D. (The Am. Jr. of Cancer. , 1932; , xvi:, 1193.-1205.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;6(5):706. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-6-5-706_2
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"Cancer is increasing, and it is increasing particularly in the age group over sixty. The reason for its increase is not that it is occuring at progressively younger ages, or attacking larger percentages of the younger population. Despite its increase, deaths are fewer from all causes than they were. We have won more ground from the ravages of infectious disease than we have lost to those disorders which are dependent upon inherent qualities in the chemical and physical makeup of the individuals. Cancer is increasing because, by preventive methods, there has been created a larger population to grow old; and




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