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May 1935

CANCER OF THE CHEEK (BUCCAL MUCOSA): STUDY OF NINETY-NINE CASES WITH RESULTS OF TREATMENT AT THE END OF FIVE YEARS

Author Affiliations

Attending Surgeon, Memorial Hospital NEW YORK; Formerly Resident Surgeon, Memorial Hospital SAN FRANCISCO

Arch Surg. 1935;30(5):731-747. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1935.01180110002001
Abstract

During the five year period from 1925 to 1929, ninety-nine cases of carcinoma of the cheek the records of which are sufficiently complete to form a basis for this clinical study were observed in the clinic at Memorial Hospital. This series includes all of the cases of cancer of the cheek, in both the early and the hopelessly advanced stage, in which we had histologic proof of the presence of cancer, and in which there was subsequent observation for at least one month or until death. We excluded those cases in which the disease was not proved histologically, for instance, those in which, although the condition clinically appeared to be cancer, papilloma only was revealed on histologic examination. We also excluded the cases of those patients ("clinic shoppers") who made but one or two visits to the clinic and were then lost track of within one month, without receiving the

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