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Can cancer be cured?

Can cancer be cured?

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. ...Read more

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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Can cancer be curred?

Can cancer be curred?

Many are cured: Over decades advancements in surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, immunotherapy have led to curing more patients. However the is by destroying already formed cancer. Some cancer there has been little progress while others have had leaps and bounds. The best policy is doing everything to prevent cancer or early detection. ...Read more

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How is cancer caused?

How is cancer caused?

Genetic mutations: All cancers result from the accumulation of genetic mutations. The genes have a natural tendency to mutate, making life as we know it possible, and there's background radiation and chemicals that are part of nature and inescapable. Specific cancers have various hereditary (inherit a bad gene) and environmental (mutagen) causes; anything can promote by making mutated cells divide. ...Read more

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Can you outgrow cancer?

Can you outgrow cancer?

Very very rarely!: A cancer in children, neuroblastoma, may occasionally regress on its own, otherwise one cannot "outgrow" cancer. ...Read more

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When is cancer terminal?

Very broad subject..: There is no "simple" answer. There are ever evolving treatments for cancer. One would consider cancer to be terminal when there are no treatment options that remain due to recurrence, extensive metastasis to other organs, or lack of responsiveness to the existing options. Hope & belief are important aspects of a cure - the term terminal tends to diminish them and should be used with caution. ...Read more

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How is cancer diagnosed?

How is cancer diagnosed?

: Either by some symptom (something unusual you feel or notice about yourself - i.e. Pain) or sign (something your doctor notices during an evaluation - i.e. Tenderness on exam) or through a screening test. We currently have approved screeing tests for cervical, breast, colon/rectal, and prostate cancers. ...Read more

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Wii cafine cause cancer?

Wii cafine cause cancer?

Actually can be good: Caffeine use in moderation actually has good health benefits such as lowering risk of diabetes among others. Caffeine is also used for treatment of headaches, often in combo with other meds. Coffee (most common source of caffeine) is actually a good thing, but the condiments such as sugar/cream/flavoring are not. So, modest black coffee consumption may boost your health. Stay healhthy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is cancer so common?

Why is cancer so common?

Longer lives: If you control for the fact that we're living longer, smoking more (lung cancer) and women aren't always pregnantor nursing (breast cancer), cancer is no more common nowadays than it ever was. Cancer results from accumulation of genetic mutations over time. We're also diagnosing it more often; in the old days, people "just died", especially children. It's not due to modern times. ...Read more

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Avemar powder for cancer?

Avemar powder for cancer?

Fermented wheat germ: This is a nutritional supplement with some good nutrients that's cheap to make and sell to support cancer patient nutrition in some countries. The websites suggest that this is "clinically proven" to actually affect but for animal and human work, there are only a few preliminary studies in obscure journals. The ads seem misleading and i'd be reluctant to reward people like this with my money. ...Read more

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Is schmorls nodes cancer?

Is schmorls nodes cancer?

No: A schmorl's node is basically a weakness in the endplate of a vertebra through which disc material is displaced into the vertebral body. The term "node" is misleading and has nothing to do with cancer. Schmorl's nodes are very common, usually asymptomatic but can be a source of pain if they are acute. ...Read more

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Is this nod is cancer...?

Knot: Nothing is cancer unless we have tissue diagnosis. "no meat, no treat"! ...Read more

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What is the cancer process?

What is the cancer process?

Malignant: I am not sure what you mean by cancer process. Cancer is the transformation of normal cells into malignant ones. Usually it involves the genetic material of a cell. The hallmark of a malignant cell is its uncontrolled proliferation. When it comes to function, it doesn't function as a normal cell would. Uncontrolled proliferation leads to invasion and then spread locally and distantly. ...Read more

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How to know if I have cancer?

How to know if I have cancer?

There are many types: Of cancer with a wide variety of potential symptoms. You can re-ask question and clarify symptoms or of course - discuss any disconcerting signs or symptoms with your physician. Take care. ...Read more

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What type of cancer are their?

What type of cancer are their?

Rephrase ur question: Please rephrase your question to get a better answer. There are a lot of type of cancers. I am not sure I understand your question. ...Read more

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How likely is having a cancer?

Let me explain: There is difference between having cancer and dying from one. There are difference between male and females. Answering your question about 2.27%.
http://www. Cancer. Org/cancer/cancerbasics/lifetime-probability-of-developing-or-dying-from-cancer
for more information look at web site. ...Read more

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What are the tests for Cancer?

Tests for Cancer: The tests for cancer include genetic testing when there is a family history of cancer, a good annual physical examination including a chest x-ray (or CTT Scan) in smokers, annual mammography, blood tests including tumor marker studies, examination of cells in phlegm, urine, vaginal secretions (Pap Smear), colonoscopy, and imaging studies like CAT scans/MRIs. Also fine needle aspirations+ biopsies. ...Read more

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Can a pe causes a mi or cancer?

Can a pe causes a mi or cancer?

PE ; Cancer: However, patients with cancer are more prone to develop blood clots and a pe. ...Read more

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I am very scared I have cancer?

I am very scared I have cancer?

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor for a full evaluation. If you have cancer (unlikely at your age but not impossible) you need treatment. If you don't have it, you need to address that anxiety. Don't let fear rule your life please. ...Read more

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What happens if you get cancer?

Too complicated: Http://www.cancer.org/cancer/cancerbasics/signs-and-symptoms-of-cancer

The issue is too involved for this forum. For a start consult the web address given above. ...Read more

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How may people die from cancer?

How may people die from cancer?

Too many: Too many people die annually due to cancer etiology of it is unknown most of the time, prevention is rarely successful, more research need to be done, in spite of all these set backs, great strides are made in treatment of leukemias, lymphomas and certain cancers. ...Read more

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Can a relapsed cancer be cured?

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. ...Read more

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Is hutchinson's disease cancer?

Is hutchinson's disease cancer?

No: Hutchinson's disease is also known as sarcoidosis. This is a specific form of inflammation of the tissues in the body. Almsot any tissues can be affected, but the two most common organs affected are lungs and lymph nodes. The cause is not known. However, this is not considered a cancer. ...Read more

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Describe the features of cancer.?

Describe the features of cancer.?

Depends: That depends on the cancer. There are 100's to thousands of types of cancer. Cancer features are very different depending on type, subtype, stage, prognostic factors, and individual manifestations. Even the same "types" of cancer can be molecularly different for each individual. ...Read more

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Are cancer deaths always painful?

Are cancer deaths always painful?

No: Cancer pain usually results from spread to bone or nerve, sometimes local measures can keep these under control. Some cancer deaths are agonizing and require a great deal of medication. Others are pain-free, as was my late mother's. In contrast to the barbaric policies of the past, today's politicians are more willing to allow physicians to manage end-stage cancer pain. ...Read more

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When was cancer first discovered?

When was cancer first discovered?

Long time ago: There are some egyptian papyri that deal with medical issues. Mostly they have to do with trauma but bone cancer and female organ cancers were mentioned (or at least sounds like they were talking about it). It may have been known for longer but not recognized as such. It was less frequent too. Cancer is more common as we age and people did not live as long in ancient times. ...Read more

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Could my grandmother have cancer?

Could my grandmother have cancer?

Sure: Just as anybody else could. I'm not sure the nature of your question but why don't you ask her? If she's sick, maybe she should be evaluated by a physician but in the end, it is her prerogative, not anyone else's. ...Read more

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What is cancer rate of spreading?

What is cancer rate of spreading?

Why do you ask?: There are hundreds of different relatively common kinds of cancer, and even for individual kinds, the speed at which it spreads is unpredictable. The leukemias are by definition spread through the body by the time of discovery. Basal cell carcinomas, almost never. Glioblastomas are always spread in the brain but don't go beyond. Otherwise, it's almost always percentage odds. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have cancer?

How to determine if I have cancer?

Depends on type...: Diagnosing a malignant disease (cancer) is usually based on sampling blood, cells, or tissues from the involved body part. These tests vary depending upon the type of cancer. Lung cancer and breast cancer are two common types of cancer. Diagnosing one of these usually starts with physical examination followed by imaging studies and then a tissue biopsy of some type. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What is the rarest form of cancer?

What is the rarest form of cancer?

Why did you ask?: There are many cancers which are uncommon, some are rare. It depends on where you draw the line. Please ask a question which is meaningful and straight forward so that you receive more benefit than trying to test the doctor's knowledge. ...Read more