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A 48-year-old member asked:

Does chemotherapy get rid of nasal cancer?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Joseph Woods
Pathology 28 years experience
Possibly.: In locally advanced disease, Cisplatin and 5-fluorouracil with radiation therapy is as effective as sugery and radiation therapy. These patients have about a 35% 5 year survival.
Dr. Kris Gast
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
Nasal cancer: Chemotherapy alone won't get rid of nasal cancer.Usually nasal/sinus cancer is treated with a combination of surgery, and radiation plus or minus chemotherapy.

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A 33-year-old member asked:

Can chemotherapy gets rid of nasal cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes and no: It depends on the stage of cancer. In general chemotherapy can help but it is not always curative especially for advanced or recurrent cancers. Early cancers have much better luck with combined use of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy. Once it has a recurrence then the cancer is rarely curable with the available chemotherapy drugs.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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