The palate, hard and soft, gives rise to a varied group of tumors—epidermoid carcinoma, adenocarcinoma and benign mixed tumors. Melanoma, lymphosarcoma and myosarcoma occur only rarely in this structure.
In most parts of the oral cavity malignant tumors can be reasonably separated from benign tumors. Such definite separation is impossible in the palate, where there is a gradual transition in the cellularity of benign tumors into cancer. The title of this report is therefore “Tumors [rather than Cancer] of the Palate.”