WARDE B. ALLAN, M.D., F.A.C.P.; PHILIP WHITTLESEY, M.D.
Cancer of the lung has become one of the greatest killers we know. The unfortunate feature is that too often this condition is recognized only by chance. When cancer of the lung is diagnosed from history and physical examination, then corroborated by specific tests, it is almost always too late. Even when recognized by chance it is too late. The five-year "cure" in lung cancer after surgery is generally accepted to be in the vicinity of 5%. A recent review of cases at The Johns Hopkins Hospital by one of us revealed the rate to be just under 5%.
ALLAN WB, WHITTLESEY P. THE RESULTS OF THE EXPERIMENTAL USE OF SULFUR DIOXIDE IN THE PRODUCTION OF MATERIAL FOR CELL STUDIES IN LUNG CANCER*†. Ann Intern Med. 1960;52:326–329. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-52-2-326
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1960;52(2):326-329.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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