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Can cancer be cured

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 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 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 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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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Yes: It often is, especially if it's low-grade and localized.
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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 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Majority are cured: Majority of skin cancer- like squamous cell, basal cell cancer- even melanoma- will be cured with surgical resection- if caught early. However if me ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
Yes. H&N: Staging is easy to get to iv, and still be cured. Tongue: oral or base? Nodes: bilat, one side? Need chemo and rt doc that like to work together on t ... Read More
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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