By A. J. Phillips
The 1st variation of this Monograph on melanoma Detection was once released via the Inter nationwide Union opposed to melanoma (U.I.CC) in 1966. seeing that that point the Committee respon sible for that Monograph has won substantial adventure during the association of a cervical screening programme in Santiago, Chile and a symposium at the assessment of mass screening programmes in Sheffield, England. the information bought from those actions, including the sensible recommendation from members and the advent of latest concepts of melanoma detection have brought on the Committee to revise thoroughly the 1966 book. it's the desire of the overseas Union opposed to melanoma that this revision will end up worthwhile to all international locations eager about or considering melanoma detection programmes. because the Chairman of the melanoma keep an eye on fee during which the Committee on melanoma Prevention and Detection features, I enjoy acknowledging their dedi cation and energy within the practise of this document. The Committee individuals are: * Dr. A. J. PHILLIPS (Chairman) - Canada Dr. D. A. BoYES - Canada Dr. M. GAITAN-YANGUAS - Colombia * Dr. R. GERARD-MARCHANT - France * Dr. J. KNOWELDEN - England Dr. B. MACMAHON - U.S.A. Dr. M. MONTERO - Chile Dr. T. MORK - Norway Dr. B. TERRACINI - Italy * editorial committee within the guidance of the file the Committee was once assisted by way of Dr. ] OHN WAKEFIELD, a member of the UI.CC Committee on Public schooling. E. C EASSON M.D.
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4. Periodic screening for breast cancer The high incidence and mortality of breast cancer, the lack of substantial improvement of therapeutic results, the accessibility of the organ for examination and the simplicity of the screening examination (inspection, palpation) are perhaps the main reasons for the widespread interest in periodic screening of presumably healthy women for breast cancer. In some areas women's organizations have exerted considerable pressure in organizing periodic screening of large population groups.
S. 6 Rate of the vagina and uterus. The data submitted by 116 institutions in 25 countries for the period 1948-1957 shows a ratio of 1 to 9 between corpus and cervix, (13,656 carcinomas of the corpus and 128,079 carcinomas of the cervix). The ratio vagina to cervix is 1 to 25 (1,199 carcinomas of the vagina and 30,483 carcinomas of the cervix, period 1953 to 1957). The Early Detection of Cancer of the Female Genital Organs In situ carcinomas are not included in the Stockholm Committee because the Committee considers that opinions differ regarding carcinoma in situ and dysplasia.
1. Other devices have also been tried: TRIFON'S contact smear, GLADSTONE'S gelfoam sponge, DRAGHI'S tampon introduced into the vagina by the patient herself, the DAVIS' irrigation smear, etc. The following general rules should be followed: (~ Phase contrast microscopy allows examination of fresh specimens and so it can be useful as a pre-screening procedure. The karyologic method described by GUSMANO offers the advantage of studying free nuclei from crushed cells. -J? ~==================~i~~ Fig.