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June 1946

CUTANEOUS CANCER FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE DERMATOLOGIST

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(6):563-569. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510350003001
Abstract

THE subject cutaneous cancer is to be discussed from various points of view, particularly with regard to modes of treatment. In the limited time at my disposal, I felt it was probably best to discuss only the various types of basal cell and squamous cell cancer.

Basal cell epithelioma is found most frequently on the face, 95 per cent of the lesions occurring above the angle of the mouth, particularly about the nose and eyes. With rare exceptions, this type of cancer does not metastasize; hence it may, on the whole, be looked on as a local disease in the majority of cases. It grows slowly, some lesions taking years to attain a diameter of 1 or 2 cm. Many types of basal cell epithelioma respond to treatment more readily than do ordinary warts. Because of these facts, namely the location of the cancer on the face, the relative ease

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