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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Debatable but...: Basal cell cancer of the skin and papillary cancer of the thyroid are relatively "benign" forms of cancer - an oxymoron, i know. Two cancers i wouldn ... Read More
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Dr. Mary Maluccio
27 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: Deadly will often refer to our ability to treat cancers effectively and prolong life. However, if you look at the statistics, lung cancer is the most ... Read More

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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
Any of several: There are maybe 5000 known cancer types. All will inevitably kill if untreated. Of those that can be treated but not cured, glioblastoma of the brain ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Kuhnke
40 years experience General Surgery
Interesting question: I guess it depends on how you look at it. However, one person - one cancer? As a surgeon the cancer i don't want is anaplastic thyroid cancer. Miser ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
44 years experience Pathology
5000 variants: That's this pathologist's best estimate of the number of different genetic signatures that create that cancers that are out there. The ones with only ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It is not easy.: This is one of the hardest things a doctor has to do. There is no simple way to handle this, just learn by experience. Often the patient is not prep ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Woods
28 years experience Pathology
It is not easy.: This is one of the hardest things a doctor has to do. There is no simple way to handle this, just learn by experience. Often the patient is not prep ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Most: Most cancers are potentially fatal if not treated successfully. Do you have questions regarding specific cancers and treatment?
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Mostly: Usually metastases to the brain herald a poor prognosis but they should be treated nonetheless to avoid seizures and headaches. There are a few cases ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Maybe: There are several types of brain cancer. Some can be successfully removed and cured, and some are very aggressive and can be deadly. Removal or biopsy ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
35 years experience Medical Oncology
Wrong: Prostate is not "the most deadly cancer". Actually, which cancer would be called "deadliest" is a matter of debate, depends on the circumstances. Pros ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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No: many smoking-related cancers, if found early enough, can be surgically cured. Even when not cured, the addition of new chemotherapies and immunothera ... Read More

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