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Can a relapsed cancer be cured?

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Dr. Carlos Encarnacion
Medical Oncology 35 years experience
Yes you can: But it depends on the kind of cancer, how spread it is, and how healthy otherwise is the patient. This is an individual, case by case situation. All the best.

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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
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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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