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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
Content type Text
Language English
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.
Educational Use Research
Learning Resource Type Article
Publisher Date 1975-04-01
Publisher Place United States
Journal Urology
Volume Number 5
Issue Number 4


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