Lege Artis Medicinae

[Evaluation of one hundered cancer cases in the practice of a general practicioner]

KISS László1

JUNE 30, 1992

Lege Artis Medicinae - 1992;2(06)

[The author, working as a general practicioner in Czecho-Slovakia, gives an analysis of one hundred malignant tumour patients. In 31 cases the tumours have been in favourable position, and it would have been possible to set up early diagnosis in the general practice. The early diagnosis has actually happened only in 15 cases. The tumor has been verified at an advenced stage in 16 cases (2 of them have been inoperable). Delay has occured in two cases because of the nature of the cancer; in one case the general practicioner and in two ones the specialist missed the diagnosis; in the rest of the cases (11) the patient appeared too late. The author expresses that development in early cancer diagnosis is based on effective health education beyond the permanent on cological vigilance. ]

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