A 48-year-old member asked:
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is it possible for someone to actually be "immune" to cancer?

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Dr. James Gulley
25 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Great question: This is a difficult question to prove an answer to. I would argue did it is possible for somebody to be immune to cancer. I expect one day we will see preventive vaccines that may decrease the incidence of cancer. We already see this with the hpv vaccine and Hepatitis B Vaccine decreasing cervical and liver cancer respectively. However these vaccines are against the viruses that cause the cancer.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014

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