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Cancer: is this a good cure for cancer?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 50 years experience
Yes!: It depends on which type of cancer: the cure is definitely there but not in everyone's case. Overall 65% of all cancers are curable at present time. If youc atch it early the cure rates are 80-90%.

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A 19-year-old member asked:

Can cancer be cured?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
When I was a kid, 2 out of 6 cancers were cured. When I was in med school, 3 out of 6 cancers were cured. Now it's 4 out of 6. Thanks MOSTLY to early detection.
Jan 23, 2012
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr commented
Surgical Oncology 44 years experience
For breast cancer it is partially early detection but also the addition of chemotherapy
Jan 25, 2012

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