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Scar Cancer in the Atomic Bomb Survivors

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Title: Scar Cancer in the Atomic Bomb Survivors
Authors: Tezuka, Hiroshi / Harano, Chikao / Shirabe, Raisuke
Authors (alternative): 手塚, 博 / 原野, 愛生 / 調, 来助
Issue Date: 25-Dec-1962
Citation: Acta medica Nagasakiensia. 1962, 7(1-2), p.7-15
Abstract: Two cases of skin cancer developed on the scar of A-bomb flash burn in Nagasaki were reported and discussed, comparing with four similar cases reported from Hiroshima. Skin cancer of A-bomb survivors differs little from other skin cancer in regard to age, sex, location and histological findings, but the latent interval is shorter. One of our cases belongs to "acute wound cancer of burns" with 4 month interval between the irradiation and onset of cancer. It must be kept in mind that the A-bomb survivors with scar cancer had effects of the radiation on virtually all organs of the body. For instance our two cases were both exposed at the close distance of 1.3 km and 2.4 km respectively, and no scar cancer was found among those exposed in a longer distance. No definite conclusion on the responsibility of the radiation to the incidence of skin cancer can be drawn at the present. Only continued study and more additional case records will provide conclusive evidence on this problem.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15465
ISSN: 00016055
Type: Departmental Bulletin Paper
Text Version: publisher
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Citable URI : http://hdl.handle.net/10069/15465

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