Bulletin, Volumes 1-5

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Page 9 - Do not trouble that lump unless it troubles you" has cost countless lives. 3. There is no sharp line between the benign and the malignant. Many benign new growths become malignant and should therefore be removed without delay. All specimens should be examined microscopically to confirm the clinical diagnosis. 4. Precancerous stage. Chronic irritation is a source of cancer. The site and the cause of any chronic irritation should be removed. All erosions, ulcerations, and indurations of a chronic character...
Page 19 - The department of medical zoology of the School of Hygiene and Public Health of the Johns Hopkins University...
Page 9 - ... days after an exploration is almost never successful in curing Cancer of the Breast. 8. Cancer of the Uterus. Any irregular flowing demands thorough investigation. Offensive or even very slight serous flows are especially suspicious. Curette and examine microscopically. Amputate all eroded cervices which do not yield promptly to treatment. Do not wait for a positive diagnosis. 9. Cancer of the Digestive System is difficult of early diagnosis and therefore unfavorable in prognosis.
Page 9 - Late Cancer is incurable though not always unrelievable. Radium, X-rays, ligation, cautery, or palliative operations may change distress to comfort and may even prolong life. 7. Cancer of the Breast. All chronic lumps in the breast should be removed without delay. Benign tumors can be removed without mutilation. Examine all specimens microscopically. An immediate microscopical examination is desirable since, if positive, it permits a radical operation at the same sitting. A radical operation performed...
Page 16 - Nursing, the special bulletin above referred to is being sent to several thousand visiting nurses' associations and prominent individual nurses throughout the country. Copies may also be obtained from the American Society for the Control of Cancer, 25 West 45th Street, New York City.
Page 9 - Early cancer causes no pain. Its symptoms are not distinctive, but should arouse suspicion. Confirm or overthrow this suspicion immediately by a thorough examination and, if necessary, by operation. The advice "Do not trouble that lump unless it troubles you," has cost countless lives. 3. There is no sharp line between the benign and the malignant. Many benign new growths become malignant and should, therefore, be removed without delay. All specimens should be examined microscopically to confirm...

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