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Hodgkin's Disease

Hodgkin's Disease There is a pervading pessimism in the literature and in clinical practice regarding the prognosis of Hodgkin's disease. Perusal of some of the widely studied textbooks of pathology presents the new generation of medical students with such statements as, "This disease is progressive and fatal," and "of hopeless outcome." This concept is being challenged by more and more clinical investigators. Easson1 has recently written directly to the point of "cure" of Hodgkin's disease. Although he notes that this term is subject to much debate, and that few definitions can withstand criticism, he offers a realistic meaning: "Cure of a disease is taken to connote that in time—probably a decade or two after treatment—there remains a group of diseasefree survivors whose annual death rate from all causes is similar to that of a normal population group of the same sex and age distribution." Interest in Hodgkin's disease is much greater http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

Hodgkin's Disease

JAMA , Volume 190 (10) – Dec 7, 1964

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1964 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1964.03070230046012
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Abstract

There is a pervading pessimism in the literature and in clinical practice regarding the prognosis of Hodgkin's disease. Perusal of some of the widely studied textbooks of pathology presents the new generation of medical students with such statements as, "This disease is progressive and fatal," and "of hopeless outcome." This concept is being challenged by more and more clinical investigators. Easson1 has recently written directly to the point of "cure" of Hodgkin's disease. Although he notes that this term is subject to much debate, and that few definitions can withstand criticism, he offers a realistic meaning: "Cure of a disease is taken to connote that in time—probably a decade or two after treatment—there remains a group of diseasefree survivors whose annual death rate from all causes is similar to that of a normal population group of the same sex and age distribution." Interest in Hodgkin's disease is much greater

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JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Dec 7, 1964

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