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August 9, 1924

COMMENTS ON THE USE OF RADIUM FOR INTRA-ORAL CANCER

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1924;83(6):410-412. doi:10.1001/jama.1924.02660060014004
Abstract

Cancer involving any part of the intra-oral structures should always be looked on with great concern, for nowhere in the human organism is it more imperative to institute early and drastic action if expect clinical cures. Within the mouth, there seem to certain locations that are more responsive to treatment than others, and, from my own observations, it appears that among the hopeful ones are those neoplasms which originate in the gum or soft alveolar tissues, and which are so located in the mouth as to be easily accessible both to inspection and to treatment.  THE FLOOR OF THE MOUTHThe floor of the mouth, particularly that part lying anterior and under the tongue, shows a kindly reaction to radium when it is used with care and judgment. In this region, one frequently finds nests of cancerous cells growing by extension from a primary lesion of the gum or the

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