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January 30, 1937

CANCER OF THE LIP: RESULTS OF THERAPY IN FOUR HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FIVE CASES FOLLOWED FROM ONE TO TEN YEARS

Author Affiliations

Professor of Dermatology and Syphilology; Instructor in Dermatology and Syphilology, Respectively, University of Michigan Medical School ANN ARBOR, MICH.

Studies and contributions from the Department of Dermatology and Syphilology, University of Michigan Medical School, service of Dr. Udo J. Wile.

JAMA. 1937;108(5):374-382. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780050030010
Abstract

Over the ten year period that ended Jan. 1, 1935, 425 cases of carcinoma of the lip were seen at the University Clinic. As far as possible by frequent check-up examinations, by contact with the home physicians, and by answers to questionnaires sent to the patients or their families, an attempt has been made to follow to the present time the cases treated.

There has long been an irreconcilable difference of opinion between most dermatologists, surgeons and radiologists regarding the most efficacious method of treatment to be used in this condition. From this group of cases observed over a ten year period and treated by local destruction, surgery and radiation therapy furnish a material from which one may take stock, as it were, of the results achieved to determine a fair and unbiased plan of treatment to be followed in the future in carcinoma of the lip.

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