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How effective is radiotherapy and chemotherapy for treating cancer, the rate of survival?

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Dr. Leena Varughese
12 years experience in Pathology
Depends: Depends on the cancer. For some cancers, the treatment of chemotherapy and radiotherapy will prolong survival and quality of life with possible remissions and cures.
Answered on Feb 25, 2014
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience in Pathology
Many cancers are curable nowadays with radiation (famously seminoma / dysgerminoma), and all cures of leukemia -- which were a dream when I was young and are now commonplace -- are from chemotherapy. The same is true of many other tumors. Cancer is actually thousands of different diseases, each with its own character.
Aug 31, 2013

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