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Borax Cancer Cure
Heck yea!: Otherwise i'd be out of a job... Many cancers are curable if detected early (thus the importance of screening). Others, like testicular cancer or lymphoma can be cured even in advanced stages. Of course, it is best to reduce the risk of ever getting it by living a healthy lifestyle. Look at the american cancer society and see their statistics of survival, you will be surprised. ...Read more
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
No.: No study has ever shown that cinnamon can cure breast cancer. Whether it can help fight or prevent breast cancer is an open question. A group at city of hope has found that an extract of cinnamon can interfere with a protein that helps tumors develop a blood supply which might make it help fight tumors such as breast cancer but this is far from seeing it work in patients, as with other studies. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proven vs unproven: By definition, "alternative" is different than modern western medicine. Generally any drug, herb, treatment, or procedure that stands up to rigorous scientific scrutiny is included in modern medicine. The problem is that many alternative practices, herbs etc do not stand up to scientific scrutiny and cannot be shown to work. They therefore remain "alternative". Soup may comfort but not cure. ...Read more
Multidisciplinary. : Several specialties are involved with treating a patient with lung cancer. A pulmonologist, oncologist, surgeon, radiation oncologist. Hence, lung cancer is treated and potentially cured by early detection, surgical removal of the tumor and appropriate treatment with chemotherapy and radiation. Not all cancers can be cured but they can be treated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course not: If it were "miraculous", we'd know it. The research piranhas at the nih would have snapped it up -- even when there's no profit to be made, science is driven by strongest of emotions (jealousy) and the secret couldn't be hidden. Despite media claims, really good work on this interesting molecule remains in its infancy -- it's likely to have some real uses, but probably is no magic bullet for any. ...Read more
No: If the diagnosis is correct, then they want to play you for a fool. Please forgive my frankness, and call me unspiritual if you want. It is hard enough to have incurable cancer -- harder still to be taken for thousands of dollars by sweet-talkers who may themselves be deceived. If you realize you have been scammed, call your local prosecutor -- i'll testify for free if it will help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: In today's scientific world, truth can't be suppressed, and an easy cure would be known almost at once. There is nothing that any of us can do about a promotion by a self-styled persecuted genius and good, simple people who want easy, wrong answers. A politically-driven public study just caused cancer patients to get brain damage from the stuff also. ...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
Cancer management: Short of a miracle (always possible), there is no 'cure' of stage IV colon cancer by man. However, management of the symptoms and sequelae can increase your quality and enjoyment of life, and increase disease free intervals so that you might have more 'good days.' i cannot stress enough the importance of rest, proper nutrition, positive outlook and attitude, and surround with supportive people! ...Read more
Yes, but . . .: Freezing, burning, topical chemotherapeutic creams, and radiation are all alternatives that can (in some cases) cure bcc. But often at the cost of greater or more disfiguring scarring, or additional risk (radiation). Skillful plastic surgical excision and reconstruction will yield the best cosmetic results possible, and the earlier the tumor is found and excised, the better the result! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Radiation therapy, typically in combination with chemotherapy, has been shown to improve survival after surgery in patients with stomach cancer. You can get more detailed information from your local board-certified radiation oncologist or medical oncologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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