A 35-year-old member asked:
How can cancer be cured in metasis?
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Medical Oncology 35 years experience
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 can be cured with chemo even if advanced. Other advanced cancers can be cured in rare circumstances if the spread is limited and if the patient is treated aggressively, with surgery and chemo +/- radiation. Is that what U were asking?
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A 19-year-old member asked:
Can cancer be cured?
2 doctor answers • 16 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 31 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 started, the type of treatments available, how aggressive the tumor is, the skill of the treating physician (oncologist, surgeon, etc.), and the overall health of the patient being treated. Discuss these with your doctor.
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