The Cancer Problem

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Macmillan, 1914 - Cancer - 534 pages
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Page 16 - Fund is under the direction of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of England and is governed by representatives of many medical and scientific institutions.
Page vi - With the development of the widespread interest in cancer there has arisen a definite need for a book of ready reference, of convenient size, giving in succinct and available form a summary of knowledge concerning the subject. This is needed by the general practitioner, by the specialist, by the intelligent layman, by the lecturer on health matters ; in fact, by all who are definitely interested in questions of health maintenance.
Page 508 - Beatson, GT, On the treatment of inoperable cases of carcinoma of the mamma: suggestions for a new method of treatment, with illustrative cases, Lancet, 2, 104, 165, 1896.
Page 336 - That the danger to the patient from this treatment is great. "2. Moreover, that the alleged successes are so few and doubtful in character that the most that can be fairly alleged for the treatment by toxines is that it may offer a very slight chance of amelioration. "3. That valuable time has often been lost in operable cases by postponing operation for the sake of giving the method of treatment a trial. " 4. Finally, the most important, that if the method is to be resorted to at all, it should...
Page 491 - A SYSTEM of SURGERY, Theoretical and Practical. In Treatises by Various Authors.
Page 93 - He makes one striking and startling statement, which is to the effect that if during 'the next ten years relative death rates are maintained, we shall find ten years from now, viz: in 1909 there will be more 'deaths in New York State from cancer than from consumption, smallpox and typhoid fever combined.
Page 336 - ... ultimate cure. We have, on the contrary, observed in some cases that the rate of growth of the disease was much more rapid during the treatment. The treatment also imposes a very severe tax upon the strength of the patient, and apparently hastens the cachexia in most cases. "We believe that in some instances of apparent cure or marked improvement the correctness of the diagnosis is open to doubt.
Page 453 - That while other methods of treatment may, in some cases, offer hope for the cancer victim, the evidence is conclusive that surgery, for operable cases, affords the surest present means of cure.
Page 453 - That prominent among these predisposing factors, for which one should be on guard, are : general lowered nutrition ; chronic irritation and inflammation ; repeated acute trauma; cicatricial tissue, such as lupus and other scars and burns ; benign tumors — warts, moles, nevi (birthmarks), etc.; also that changes occurring in the character of such tumors and tissues, as well as the occurrence of any abnormal discharge from any part of body, especially if blood-stained, are to be regarded as suspicious.
Page 120 - No one has yet isolated from cancer any organism which will give rise to cancer when inoculated into other animals, except the cancer cell itself, which, as we have seen, will, under suitable conditions, continue to live and produce cancer when grafted into an animal of the same species as that from which the cancer was derived.

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