Any agent capable of destroying living tissue may destroy or remove cancer. The term cancer is here used in its general application to malignancy. Any one who has given the subject serious study must admit that, under certain conditions and at various times, cancers have been completely cured by a great variety of agents which, under other conditions, have signally failed.
A more careful consideration of the conditions under which cancer may be susceptible of complete removal or destruction and of the limitations peculiar to each kind of remedy that has been known to destroy it would aid materially in affecting a higher percentage of cures.
Until the specific cause of cancer is known and some specific remedy capable of reaching cancerous disease at points remote from the local point of origin is discovered, it is obvious that the only hope for recovery in any given case must be predicated
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