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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Helps: Helps you to survive........Functional and with mental peace through the illness and health. Nothing will protect/ prevent u from going 6 feet under. ... Read More

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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See hematologist NOW: That is a bone marrow issue and not a bone disease. See a hematologist asap. Yes, leukemia is a possible cause.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Unclear ?: Are you saying that the bone marrow transplantation did not cure the blood cancer? If that is your question, then the choices are limited. You should ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
I am afraid, not man: Not many options , if one gets to this stage. However bone marrow trasplant can be repeated. If this is not possible, then you are at the mercy of som ... Read More
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Yes and no: Cure for cancer depends on the type of cancer, how early it was found, whether or not it has spread to other parts of the body, how early treatment is ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: It depends, though, on the type of cancer, its stage and other factors (presence of other diseases, immune system status, correctly prescribed therapy ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Loki Skylizard
19 years experience Thoracic Surgery
Yes: Early stage survival can range from 60% to as high as 90+%. Survival is individual. Depends on cancer type, treatment, and general health at time of d ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
You mean stage 4?: Once cancer has metastasized (spread to other organs), it is usually considered incurable. There are exceptions: some lymphomas and testicular cancers ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marianne DiNapoli
7 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Poor prognosis: Unfortunately, vaginal cancer has a poor prognosis. 80% of vaginal cancers are metastatic (spread) from cancer originating in other organs in the pelv ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Natarajan Raman
32 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes: It can be cured almost certainly in the early stages and as the disease stage progresses, the probability of cure decreases.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Don't believe: .Everything you read in websites. That's my first advise. Like with any cancer, the earlier you find a lung cancer, the better the chances of a p ... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
It's all the odds: There are a few thousand subtypes of cancer and each must be staged (i.e., how far has it gotten?) when the person comes in for treatment. A basal cel ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Creighton Wright
55 years experience General Surgery
Yes: If found small and early and peripheral, curative removal is possible. Some others if slow growing squamous may be larger but very local and cured. ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nicholas Fogelson
Specializes in Gynecology
Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
34 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes you can: But it depends on the kind of cancer, how spread it is, and how healthy otherwise is the patient. This is an individual, case by case situation. All ... Read More
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes: Primary brain tumors can be treated with surgery, radiation (wbxrt or focal therapies such as gamma knife or cyberknife), and/or chemotherapies. Other ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sabha Ganai
19 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Hepatocellular cancer can be cured in some patients who have limited resectable disease or who qualify for transplantation. Transplant is typically o ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: This may include surgery, radiation therapy, and/or chemotherapy.
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A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Milstone
26 years experience Pulmonology
Yes: Early on lung cancer can be completely asymptomatic. In fact early tumors may be found incidentally on chest xrays or ct scans.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Elkind
38 years experience Dentistry
Oral cancer: As in any cancer, early detection and treatment is crucial to the best possible prognosis to any cancer remission.
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Anthony Filly
25 years experience Radiology
Yes and no: It can be treated but generally not cured.
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe - adjuvant: Pancreas cancer is basically divided into 1) resectable (by surgery) 2) borderline resectable 3) metastatic (spread distantly). Radiation may be used ... Read More
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