Gastric ulcer and cancer.

The incidence of gastric carcinoma was studied in a series of 210 patients presenting with apparently benign gastric ulcer. In eight cases (3.9 per cent), carcinoma was diagnosed within 18 months and was almost certainly present from the outset; in 2.4 per cent the diagnosis was delayed for over three months, and the five-year death-rate due to gastric… CONTINUE READING