Dangers Inherent in the Clinical Diagnosis of Cancer *

  title={Dangers Inherent in the Clinical Diagnosis of Cancer *},
  author={Dudley Merrill},
  journal={The Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine},
  pages={253 - 264}
  • Dudley Merrill
  • Published 1936 in The Yale journal of biology and medicine
There are certain diseases like peptic ulcer, hyperthyroidism, myxedema, and coronary thrombosis which so frequently have such typical histories that a correct diagnosis can almost be made without the necessity of even seeing the patient. Cancer, on the other hand, may mimic almost any disease in its symptomatology and consequently there are a large number of essentially benign conditions (i.e., amenable to therapy and not neoplastic in nature) which may produce all the symptoms and signs more… CONTINUE READING

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