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A 19-year-old member asked:

Can cancer be cured?

2 doctor answers16 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine 32 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 45 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 45 years experience
For breast cancer it is partially early detection but also the addition of chemotherapy
Jan 25, 2012
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Medical Oncology 23 years experience
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll.

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A 17-year-old male asked:

Why is there no cure for cancer?

5 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ahmad Ibrahim
Urgent Care 20 years experience
Depends: For certain cancers there are cures, but for some cancers they can reoccur. Nonetheless as science and technology evolves medicine is advancing at treating cancers and illnesses that were initially killing the population.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Can there be a natural cure for cancer?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Hushang Haghighat
Specializes in Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No: All cancer can be treated by resection , radiation and chemotherapy.
A 46-year-old member asked:

Can prayanam cure cancer?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Tri Nguyen
Radiation Oncology 47 years experience
You mean pranayama?: Pranayama is a yoga routine. It may enhance well-being and enhance personal strength but I am not aware of any proof that it cures cancer.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Could cancer treatments cure cancer?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 years experience
Heck yea!: Otherwise i'd be out of a job... Many cancers are curable if detected early (thus the importance of screening). Others, like testicular cancer or lymphoma can be cured even in advanced stages. Of course, it is best to reduce the risk of ever getting it by living a healthy lifestyle. Look at the american cancer society and see their statistics of survival, you will be surprised.
A 35-year-old member asked:

How can cancer be cured in metasis?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 36 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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