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Asparagus Cancer Cure
My father is in prostate cancer remission, mom said is urine has a horrific smell even if just a dribble his urine came bk negative? No asparagus ate?
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
Yes and no: Cancer is not "other", it is the inevitable result of accumulated mutations in our own genes and will eventually arise and kill any multicellular organism that does not die of something else first. However, we now cure 4 out of 6 cancers mostly due to early detection. Fear cancer, but fear it rationally and with knowledge as an advocate for your own health. ...Read more
Sometimes: Cancer is a few thousand different diseases that have in common destabilization of the genome, making it very tough to cure once it's no longer localized enough to remove surgically. When I was a kid, we cured 2 in 6; a med student 3 in 6, now 4 in 6. Some meds often cure certain disseminated cancers. There will never be a single medicine to cure this, and some will remain intractable. ...Read more
Hard to say.: I'm sure the future of medicine holds promise for lots of people and many medical conditions. One of the basic issues is that a cancer cell's metabolic processes are so similar to those in a regular cell, so how do we differentiate between the two to target the cancer cells and not the regular cells? ...Read more
None: Websites promoting particular foods as curing, or even really benefitting, cancer patients are cruel hoaxes. They may look authentic, or you may not be willing to believe that people will lie so shamelessly while claiming to be "spiritual" or "on your side against the wicked medical establishment." It all bunk. Opt for scientific medicine, or any cancer that you may have will kill you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Reiki is a form of relaxation that reduces stress. Obviously reducing adrenal cortisol output allows the immune system to be optimized but this in of itself cant cure cancer. The immune system is important however for it to help in curing cancer an immunogenic protein in the form of a vaccine has to be delivered to the patient. ...Read more
No: Hiv infection increases the risk of several cancers like kaposi sarcoma, cervical cancer, and certain kinds of lymphoma. In fact, some of these cancers define the diagnosis of aids vs. "just" an HIV infection. Hiv is much more treatable than when it was discovered but no reason to be careless. Don't do drugs and avoid funky sex. Best to you and happy holidays. ...Read more
Yes, if early enuf: Like other cancers, rectal cancer has better prognosis (outlook) if diagnosed and treated at an earlier, rather than later stage. Very early cancers can be cured with burning the tissue. More advanced will likely need radiation/chemo/surgery in varying combinations and timing. Can be cured, but unfortunately, not always. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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