The Control Of A Scourge; Or, How Cancer Is Curable by Charles Plumley Childe

The Control Of A Scourge; Or, How Cancer Is Curable

byCharles Plumley Childe

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IV IS CANCER CURABLE? YES IT must be understood that I am discussing in this and the following chapters cancer which occurs only in regions of the body, where it is capable of removal by operation. Fortunately, as we shall see directly, this category embraces the large majority of cases of the disease. If it were usual for cancer to show itself primarily in places which were inaccessible to the surgeon, the lungs, liver, or heart, for instance, we should indeed be in a helpless position to-day as regards its successful treatment. We should be obliged to wait patiently for some other means of cure, hitherto undiscovered. Such, however, is fortunately far from being the case. The positions in the body which cancer selects for attack are luckily well nigh all within the field of surgery. From a statistical study based on the Cancer Records of the Middlesex Hospital by W. S. Lazarus-Barlow, it is shown that cancer of the breast constitutes 378 per cent. of all cancer in women, cancer of the generative tract, which means almost entirely that of the womb, 45 per cent. In other words, cancer of the breast and womb together account for about 80 per cent. of all cases of this disease occurring in women. Cancer of the alimentary tract, i.e., the lip, tongue, gullet, stomach and intestines, answer for 10 per cent. Cancer of the skin for an appreciable proportion. Now all of these regions of the body, with the insignificant exception possibly of the gullet, are well within the surgeon's grasp. So that we may say, roughly, 90 per cent. of all cancers in women occur in regions of the body in which it is possible mechanically to remove them. Turning to the opposite sex we find that 80 per cent. of all cancers affect the alimentary tract, nearly the whole of whic...

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Title:The Control Of A Scourge; Or, How Cancer Is CurableFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217074448

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