Research Article| Volume 1, ISSUE 2, P87-91, August 1926

The early diagnosis of carcinoma of the rectum and pelvic colon

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        1. Tumors of the lower alimentary tract may be separated anatomically into those of: 1. pelvic colon; 2. recto-sigmoidal juncture; 3. mid-rectum; 4. lower rectum, including the anal canal.
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        2. The mildness of symptoms in the early stages of cancer, in these different locations, may mislead as to the character of the disease.
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        3. The early symptoms herein described, when not otherwise accounted for, justify a thorough palpation and inspection of the suspected areas.
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        4. A biopsy should be done if tumors appear atypical.
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