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Spontaneous regression of advanced endometrial carcinoma.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  6706237     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The phenomenon of spontaneous regression of cancer is rarely seen or proven, but the sporadic cases reported encourage scientists from the various fields of human biology to search for an explanation for these amazing anecdotal events. Metastatic endometrial carcinoma has a grave prognosis and few patients survive more than 5 years. A case of Stage IV endometrial carcinoma in a patient who received partial treatment but has survived for 18 years without evidence of disease is presented. Apparently, spontaneous regression does occur, although the characteristics of such a phenomenon are yet unknown.
U Beller; E M Beckman; G H Twombly
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Gynecologic oncology     Volume:  17     ISSN:  0090-8258     ISO Abbreviation:  Gynecol. Oncol.     Publication Date:  1984 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-05-14     Completed Date:  1984-05-14     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0365304     Medline TA:  Gynecol Oncol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  381-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Adenocarcinoma / physiopathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Lymphatic Metastasis
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Regression, Spontaneous*
Uterine Neoplasms / physiopathology*,  radiotherapy,  surgery
Vaginal Neoplasms / radiotherapy,  surgery

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