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Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
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Facts Forum. Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956 - File 047. 1956-12. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 21, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1352973/item/699/show/676.

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Title Facts Forum News, Vol. 5, No. 12, December 1956
Series Title Facts Forum News
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  • Facts Forum
Publisher Facts Forum
Date December 1956
Language eng
Subject
  • Anti-communist movements
  • Conservatism
  • Politics and government
  • Hunt, H. L.
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  • Dallas, Texas
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  • journals (periodicals)
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  • Text
Identifier AP2.F146 v. 5 1956; OCLC: 1352973
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Energy & Sustainability Research Collection
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Transcript the best means of detecting lung cancer in the silent stage, when it is most Curable. Heavy smoking is one of the major causes ol cancer, according to Dr. Charles S. Cameron, Medical ancl Scientific Director of thc American Cancer Society. In Dr. Cameron's best seller. The Truth About Cancer, he states. "Cancers of the mouth and lips Dave .1 greater chance ol developing in smokers of pipes and cigars than in non-smokers."6 Dr. Cameron states, further, that thirty years ago studies eif patients suffering from lung cancer revealed that as a whole, thev smoked consider- abl\ mine than did people of a comparable age who eliel not have lung Cancer. Within the past five years Scientific investigation has been carried out in some fifteen instance's. The results have- been much the same. A history ol heavy cigarette smoking is encountered more frequently in persons with cancer eif the lung than it is in the general population. Too Much Smoking Bad According to Dr. Cameron's report, heavy cigarette smoking can definitely Pause many various forms of cancer.7 Based on the ACS director's findings, here arc important points to remember: 1. Among heavy cigarette smokers, death rates from cancer of the lung are at least live- times higher lli.in among men who never smoked. 2. Heavy cigarette smoking is associated with an increase in the death rates From cancer without regard tei what kind eif cancer — amounting to two and a half times. 3. In general, tin- greater the quantity ol cigarettes smoke-el, the the higher thc death rate. I. Death rales ol men who divided their smoking between cigarettes and sonic other form of tobacco are mil as high as those fur me*n «liii sninkeel cigarettes only, but they are still higher than rates among non-smokers. Studies made by the American Cancer Societ, reveal that older men who have been smokers ol cigarettes, ancl who stop smoking, are neit as likek In develop lung cancer as those V* ho continue to smoke.H Improved techniques have been discos, ered in the giving ol X-ray exami- A new cancer detection procedure is shown by using the "smear slide" test developed by Dr. George N. Papanicolaou. Gastric fluid from the patient is being extracted for later analysis. This technique makes it possible to detect cancer almost as soon as it starts through microscopic examination of secretions of the lungs, reproductive system, bladder, stomach, lower intestines and of other body fluids. nations ancl treatments. A new method has been developed by M.I.T. which allows thc patient to sit in a rotating chair while the X-ray is aimed to penetrate and destroy tbe cancer cells. Thus, there is no danger to the normal tissues through which the X-ray travels as it attacks thc tumor. Previously, in routine screening, a single X-ray picture was inadequate for revealing early cancer in thc portion of the lung under the breastbones. Research is taking place now which will eliminate the necessity of taking several .X-rays in order to diagnose a patient's case. Eventually, a super X-ray will curtail thc effects of overexposure nl the body to X-rays. Also, when its film is developed, the- X-ray W ill reveal a larger portion of the area being examined than the- present method reveals.9 Cancer Surgery Improved Doctors can now perform safer anel more- efficient cancer surgery through recent discoveries of improved methods ol anesthesia, blood transfusions, anel the use of antibiotics to kill infections. There is a better chance for a successful cancer removal through surgery by the increased knowledge of biochemical aids. Large-scale progress has been accomplished in the field of radiation research. At Hoose-v ell Hospital in New York, an entirely new principle- is being used In treat lancer through radiation. A radium beam projector worth one million dollars is being employed to attack cancer. The rays from the projector can effectively penetrate :t deep-seated cancer with a minimum amount of skin damage."1 Radiation bits become Increasingly important as a cure, through the- development nl more powerful sources WIDE WOULD I'llE) I . ■ of energy, better sources of application such as rotation and reduction of side effects. Radioactive isotopes are extremely valuable as research tools ancl in treatment. In some thyroid cases, radioactive iodine is a proved killer of cancer cells that have colonized. Dr. A. C. Ivy, a widely known medical researcher, has completed a report on Krebiozen therapy. Krebiozen is a body hormone growth-regulator, and has been described by Dr. Ivy as a possible long-sought "key" to cancer.11 Dr. Ivy and two hundred other physicians claim to have successfully used Krebiozen in the treatment of hopeless eases eif cancer. The American Medical Association, however, withholds its sanction of this treatment, as well as of several either so-called "cure" treatments administered in various parts of the country.12 If a person is sensible enough to observe the prescribed check-ups even- six months, and if some day he is the one person in four attacked by cancer, the chances are greatly in his favor that the disease vvill be caught in that early and curable stage from which he can expect complete recovery. The tremendous value- of a physical examination is not limited to detecting cancer. Often a check-up uncovers other, unsuspected conditions that might become serious if not corrected. In fact, it is reported that cancer is found in only about one in every one hundred presumably well persons examined. The possibility of recovery •Charles S. Cameron, M.D., The Truth About Can- llt. [E. 54, IEBbIb. t.S l'BVIltisS-Hull, lllSJ., KlBelESEEEEBsl, N.I. i 1958). Ilml . p. 55. 'American Cancer Society, ojt. cit., p- 13. ( eeeie-e r .v.Bi.. American Cancer s..s-i. ia . "Tbitl., p. 10. nKreboixeni Ki-ii tn Ciitiritil. by Herbert Bailey. 1 l /->., b-bsei I N,sss!. ii, e. Iiils 27. L956), published l,s Time Is.r Truth 1'be-ss. P.O. Box 222 i. Palm Besich. Florida. K Forum News, December, 1956 Page 45
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