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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
In Canada: There is an old tradition linking the daffodil and hope for cancer recovery, mostly in canada.
A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 years experience
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
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type... Read More
A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
Depends: While we are aware of some well established causes of cancer, like cigarettes, there is much that remains a mystery.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and th... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
From Cell Damage: Most cancers start due to acquired damage to normal body cells leading to mutations which lead to abnormal cell growth, increased cell lifespan, and a... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
General Surgery 35 years experience
One Day At A Time: I don't think there is any more devastating news than hearing the word cancer. A few generalizations: 1-throw away any preconceived notions--everyone'... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
Very very rarely!: A cancer in children, neuroblastoma, may occasionally regress on its own, otherwise one cannot "outgrow" cancer.
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ritesh Rathore
Hematology and Oncology 31 years experience
In many ways: Cancers can spread in many ways- it spreads to distant organs through the blood vessels or through lymph nodes or along nerves. It can also spread loc... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery 29 years experience
Do these: Have parents with no family histories of cancer (have good genes). Do not smoke tobacco or anything else. Consume very little meat, if any at all. Exe... Read More
A 17-year-old male asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Terminal cancer: Usually when you have tried all known treatments/bone marrow transplant for the cancer and the cancer keeps growing in spite of ongoing treatment, t... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pallav Mehta
Internal Medicine 21 years experience
Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation -... Read More
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