In arranging the clinical material for this presentation, an effort has been made to cover as many phases as possible of what is ordinarily regarded as one of the simple types of cancer. The differential diagnosis of ulcerating lesions of the lip is worthy of consideration. While the histology varies but little in carcinoma of the lip, the anatomical and clinical variations are often considerable. Treatment, based on a clear conception of the probable clinical course of the disease, must be made to fit the anatomical type of lesion.
In this clinic radium and x-radiation represent the backbone of treatment for lip cancer. A routine procedure serves to take care of the majority of the cases. In some instances, however, special anatomical conditions call for variations in technic. In certain types of the disease, as will be shown in the demonstration, operative surgical measures are indicated. The material has been arranged in groups, each to emphasize a particular feature.