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A 30-year-old male asked:

They say that now drs are able to target cancer cells without harming healthy ones in chemotherapy.is this being applied now or no?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Of course: A few cancers feature antigens that are unique to the cancer and can be targeted. Malignant melanomas are noted for this. Other cancers have genetic mutations that can be targeted specifically -- lung, chronic granulocytic leukemia, and breast are only the best-known. There are more and in the future will be many more.
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Dr. Paul Nowicki
Gynecologic Oncology 26 years experience
All those drugs still have side effects that effect the entire body ( those healthy cells) .
Mar 27, 2013
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 46 years experience
Provided original answer
No argument here.
Mar 27, 2013

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