The radium treatment of cancer

  • Oliver Chance


At the end of a paper of this sort one is expected to assess the value of radium in the treatment of cancer. To do this at present would be impossible. All one may say is that radium is of great use, and is probably the best weapon we possess for treating a limited group of cancers. This group includes carcinoma occuring in the mouth, cervix uteri, larynx, bladder and anus. With the passing of time and the increasing knowledge which it brings this group will probably be widened. The advent of radium has not altered the fact that the most important factor in obtaining successful results is early diagnosis.


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