|Author||Hendricks, E. D. ♦ Massey, B. D. ♦ Nation, E. F. ♦ Massey, B. D. (Jr.) ♦ Edwards, J. W.|
|Source||United States Department of Energy Office of Scientific and Technical Information|
|Subject Keyword||RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT. ♦ BLADDER ♦ CARCINOMAS ♦ RADIOTHERAPY ♦ SIDE EFFECTS ♦ RADON ♦ RADIATION SOURCE IMPLANTS ♦ MORTALITY ♦ PATIENTS ♦ BODY ♦ DISEASES ♦ ELEMENTS ♦ MEDICINE ♦ NEOPLASMS ♦ NONMETALS ♦ NUCLEAR MEDICINE ♦ ORGANS ♦ RADIATION SOURCES ♦ RADIOLOGY ♦ RARE GASES ♦ THERAPY ♦ URINARY TRACT ♦ Radiation Effects on Animals- Man|
|Abstract||Shown here are the results from the use of radon in the treatment of 146 patients with infiltrating carcinoma of the bladder. Ninety-four percent of the tumors had invaded the muscle of the bladder; 54 percent were Stage B/sub 2/ or worse. Ninety percent of the radon implantations were done cystoscopically. Twenty-one percent of the patients survived five years or longer, free of recurrence. An additional 8 percent were cured by follow-up treatment of recurrences. Complications and morbidity are minimal. Survival results compare favorably with more dangerous and debilitating methods of treatment.|
|Learning Resource Type||Article|
|Publisher Place||United States|
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