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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
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