Doctor insights on:
Can Chemotherapy Cure Cancer
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
Several: All but the most localized cases of hodgkin's, osteosarcomas, ewings', and embryonal cell carcinoma of the testis, and all choriocarcinomas and pediatric leukemias, were the kiss of death until chemotherapy. Today we expect cures in the majority of these cases using chemotherapy. This is in contrast to most lung, breast, colon, prostate, stomach, brain where chemo may give time but no cure. ...Read more
No: Chemotherapy has only been effective for long durations in the lymphomas. For solid tumors most patients relapse within months and the rule is that there have not been any chemo cures for metastatic solid tumors. RT is very effective in lymphomas and in controlling local recurrences such as in breast Ca.post surgery or eliminating pain in metastatic bone lesions. ...Read more
Does repeated cycle of chemotherapy (6 sessions again after 6 months ) ensure complete cure of cervical cancer ?
No: Nothing is 100%. You will need ongoing and continuous surveillance to be able detect a recurrence as early as possible. ...Read more
Prostate cancer chem: There has been an big increase in the number of chemo drugs for prostate cancer. Chemo for prostate cancer is mainly used in setting a of very bad PCA that has spread of come back after other treatments have failed; prostate cancer can become a chronic condition and with chemo men can live many years but are not cured ...Read more
Many tumors are: Quite responsive to systemic therapy, and even disappear. Unfortunately, there are residual resistant cells that lurk beneath detection, and they re-emerge with time. Small cell lung cancer is the classic tumor that acts this way. So, the answer is resistant clones, not able to be eradicated with current therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it true that if cancer wont kill u , chemotherapy will eventually. Is it that bad for the body? I believe in natural cures but fda wont approve it
How many yrs can you live if your testis cancer is dignose and cure at early stage without need of surgery but with drug and chemotherapy?
Expect normal life: Hey big fellow -- Congratulations on successful treatment of testicular carcinoma, and keeping the testis. I trust your physicians practiced evidence-based medicine and that you've been tumor-free for the two years that usually means cure with testicular CA. I'm also sorry they didn't tell you to expect a normal, full-length life as are the odds for any other guy. Work hard to be happy. ...Read more
Sometimes: The two main types of esophageal cancer are adenocarcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma. Cure with chemotherapy and radiation alone is much more likely with squamous cell carcinoma. The exact cure rate is dependent on the stage of the cancer, but cure with just chemotherapy and radiation is rare. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Oral cancer after surgery and radiation, recurrence after one year. Now started chemotherapy & doctor says not to worry. Will it fully cure or not?
Could colon cancer T4 , no positive nodes, but isolated tumor deposits found in pericolic tissue be cured with chemotherapy and radiation?
Surgery is the best : Shot. A T4 lesion means the cancer has grown outside the walls of the colon and into adjacent structures. If all of the cancer can be surgically removed you can be cured. Often we add chemotherapy and radiation if there are positive microscopic cells left behind. Newer techniques such as hipec are also used in these cases. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Complicated: Chemotherapy is a broad term used to describe a variety of several types of medications used to treat cancer. The medicines may each function quite differently, affect cancer cells and other body cells differently, and are tailored as much ad possible for each person & each type of cancer. ...Read more
Effects of chemorx: Yes, a potential side negative side effect of chemotherapy is the creation of other neoplasms which may be cancerous. Chemotherapy must be administered carefully under close observation and control of knowledgeable physician; oral chemotherapy entrusts great responsibility to the receiving patient; great care must be taken to dose correctly and as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Every cancer is different and we are even learning that each tumor may act very different depending on its genetic makeup. For example we are learning genetic differences in breast tumors may help us predict who may respond to chemo and what type of chemo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No.: Chemotherapy is only used for cancers that have a significant chance of having spread outside the organ where they have originated. When we talk about the stage of a cancer, we are usually describing the probability of cancer cells being "elsewhere". Furthermore, before recommending a particular chemotherapeutic agent, we have to be fairly certain that the cancer will be sensitive to that drug. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but its rare: Chemicals of various kinds can be carcinogenic. Similarly chemotherapy drugs have a known small risk to cause secondary cancers. Two classes of Anticancer drugs are more prone to cause Cancer. These include alkylating agents(like Melphalan) and anthracyclines like Doxorubicin. The benefits of chemotherapy are much greater than the small risk(1-2% or lower) of causing cancer. ...Read more
I've always wondered: ...Why people ask that question all the time and i hate to think it may be because we docs are not clear regarding benefits vs. Risks of therapy. Chemo has side effects that vary from patient to patient and from chemo to chemo. Those side effects have to be justified by the benefits in every particular situation. Please do not keep that myth alive and thank you for asking. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
- Talk to a doctor online
- How can chemotherapy affect metastatic cancer of the liver?
- Can there be a cure for cancer?
- Types of cancer that can be cured
- Can lemons cure cancer?
- Fruits that can cure cancer
- Can colon cancer be cured?
- Ovarian cancer that can not be cured
- Can reiki cure cancer?
- Can prayanam cure cancer?