A 35-year-old member asked:
what is the effectiveness of chemotherapy?
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Dr. Myron Arlen answered
63 years experience Surgical Oncology
Short term help: For most malignancies other than renalcell and breast cancer, when the lesion has metastasized, control works in terms of months and no cure has been noted for solid tumors. Lymphomas are the exception where cure is seen. When a tumor is destroyed by chemo, malignant stem cells replace and regrow the tumor.
Answered on Apr 24, 2014
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