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Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Are there other cancer treatment besides traditional medicine/quemotherapy?

Forgive my frankness: If you have cancer, even a little basal cell carcinoma on your nose, it will eventually kill you, period, unless you have appropriate surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy. The alternative medicine community ranges from people who offer labor-intensive comfort measures that can help to the most cynical, cruel, and dishonest charlatans who will play anyone for a fool. Please be careful. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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There any other non-evasive treatments for basal cell cancers?

There any other non-evasive treatments for basal cell cancers?

Cryosurgery: Small basal cell carcinomas in non-critical areas can be treated with high cure rates with cryosurgery, freezing the basal cell carcinoma. This results in a scan which will require2-3 weeks to heal. It is an option for people who do not want or can not tolerate traditional surgery. Radiation can also be used but it requires multiple sessions over a 5 week period. ...Read more

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Are there any other ways to treat advanced lymphoma other than chemotherapy?

Are there any other ways to treat advanced lymphoma other than chemotherapy?

It depends: Depending on the stage of the disease and type of lymphoma, radiotherapy is also used. You see there are HL and NHL. It will help to know the stage and the type of lymphoma ...Read more

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Are there any other treatments for stage 1 breast cancer other than chemo?

Are there any other treatments for stage 1 breast cancer other than chemo?

Surgery+/-RT+/-Chemo: Stage i breast ca reflects a small (<2cm) cancer w/minimal or no lymph node involvement. While prognosis is excellent, some women would still benefit from chemotherapy, primarily related to age and tumor receptor status. This can include a pill, IV chemo, or a combination. Regardless of stage, local rx includes surgery+/-radiation therapy. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

Are there any alternative treatments for lung cancer?

No proven benefit: The big 3 are surgery, chemotherapy & radiation. Alternative options in trials include photodynamic therapy, cancer vaccines for example. Commonly used alternative treatments such as homeopathy, chinese or indian herbal medicines, mexican meds, shark cartilage, etc do not have any proven benefit. Sometimes, alternative drugs actually interfere with regular meds and can cause problems. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for pancreatic cancer?

Are there any treatments for pancreatic cancer?

Plenty of Rx: But only total removal works. Panc resides in a critical area, if ca invades important vessels removal unlikely. Potential to remove improved with chemo and radiorx. If vessels not freed, stomach and liver secretions need to be bypassed to attain relief. ...Read more

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Are there any alternative treatments for brain cancer?

Are there any alternative treatments for brain cancer?

Not really: Surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy are the mainstays of treatment for brain cancer. These have the longest track record of success. There are clinical trials that are investigating the role of vaccines for brain cancers. There are also many trials investigating more targeted agents than "standard" chemotherapy. I am unaware of any nontraditional treatments that are as effective. ...Read more

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Are there any choices in thyroid cancer treatment?

Are there any choices in thyroid cancer treatment?

Two basic: The primary treatment for thyroid cancer (papillary and follicular) is surgical resection, either hemithyroidectomy or total thyroidectomy. Depending on the size of the tumor, radioactive iodine treatment (i131) may be indicated. ...Read more

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Are there any natural cancer treatments?

Are there any natural cancer treatments?

Is cancer natural?: Many chemotherapy drugs were originally derived from plants and other living things. This includes Taxol (paclitaxel) (from the Pacific Yew tree), daunorubicin (from Streptomyces peucetius) and etoposide (American Mayapple). To be safe and effective they must be highly purified and given in high doses. Whole foods, in contrast, are beneficial for good nutrition which is important; along with physical fitness. ...Read more

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Are there any other cause for wart formation other than hpv?

Are there any other cause for wart formation other than hpv?

Warts & HPV: Warts are caused by an infection with a virus called human papilloma virus (hpv). There are a number of different subtypes of hpv, and the different types are associated with different types of warts. For example, common warts that we get on our hands are caused by one hpv subtype while genital warts are assocaited with other hpv subtypes. ...Read more

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What other treatments are there for laryngal cancer?

What other treatments are there for laryngal cancer?

Many options: Early stage glottic larynx cancers can be cut out with an endoscopic procedure that doesn't involve removing the entire voicebox or curative radiation therapy can be used. More advanced stages may need radical surgery and/or chemo/rt. ...Read more

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Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

Are there any effective herbal treatments for inflammatory carcinoma?

NO, NO, HECK NO!: Inflammatory carcinoma of the breast is an aggressive malignancy that needs prompt attention. It is treated with chemotherapy, surgery, and radiation plus or minus endocrine therapy and herceptin (trastuzumab). There is no herbal substitute. Whoever tells you that is ignorant, criminal, or both. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for breast cancer besides surgery, chemo, and radiation?

Are there any treatments for breast cancer besides surgery, chemo, and radiation?

Yes: Most breast cancers are first treated with surgery. After breast-conserving surgery, radiation is necessary. Not all breast cancers need treatment with chemotherapy. If a breast cancer is estrogen sensitive, it can often be treated with an oral medication that blocks estrogen instead of chemotherapy. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for invasive carcinoma?

Are there any natural treatments for invasive carcinoma?

I do not believe so: Invasive cancer are best treated with surgery when they are localized. Radiotherapy can also help in local control. Some tumors require chemotherapy in addition to surgery. There are no natural simple treatments which have proven track record of controlling cancer. So be careful and avoid being mislead. ...Read more

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Are there any natural treatments for intraductal carcinoma?

Are there any natural treatments for intraductal carcinoma?

Yes BUT: There is debate about stage 0 breast cancer and how diff it is now vs how we found it 10-20 yrs ago. Some say smaller, low grade lesions shouldn't be called "cancer". Hi grade dcis certainly has risk of invasion over time. There are complementary treatments offered. Fam history & risk reduction should be considered. Tough to find cohort of pts w/ grade 2-3 dcis for whom radiation not beneficial. ...Read more

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Are there any cure or treatments for amyloid/multiple myeloma?

Are there any cure or treatments for amyloid/multiple myeloma?

Treatable, incurable: Amyloid/multiple myeloma in general are still incurable diseases. It is treatable and there are many different treatment available for amyloid/multiple myeloma which can prolonged survival. Please discuss further with your oncologist re- treatment options for you. See more at : www.Cancer.Gov or www.Cancer.Net or www.Nccn.Com. ...Read more

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Are there any treatments for choriocarcinoma?

Are there any treatments for choriocarcinoma?

Yes: Essentially a germ cell tmor. It depends on the extent of the disease, however, if there is a large component of choriocarcinoma, there is an increase chance of relapse. Usually treated with either surgery and chemotherapy or surgery alone. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Are there any new treatments or drugs that can help with kaposis sarcoma?

Treatment KS: Have you failed the standard therapy like Doxil or paclitaxel? There are new medications on studies for ks such as pomalidomide, selumetinib, vismodegib, Doxil plus Avastin (bevacizumab) etc. Open this www.Clinicaltrials.Gov and enter kaposi's sarcoma. Discuss with your md in regard to clinical trials. ...Read more