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Can the body heal brain cancer on its own?

Can the body heal brain cancer on its own?

No: Although one can always hope for a medical miracle, and i would never say never, in general treatment of a malignant brain tumor needs therapy. ...Read more

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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 a benign tumor in the brain go away on its own?

Can a benign tumor in the brain go away on its own?

No: If this did happen, the original diagnosis was probably wrong. ...Read more

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Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

Can a brain.Abcess heal on its own?

A serious condition: Having a brain abscess is a serious condition, its not something that heals on its own typically, depending on the size and location of abscess it might be treated with antibiotics or it may need to be drained by a neurosurgeon, typically in a hospital setting. ...Read more

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Can a penile cancer lesion go away on its own as the cancer spreads?

Can a penile cancer lesion go away on its own as the cancer spreads?

No: Hi Mike, Cancer of any type does not go away on it's own. Some type of treatment is necessary to eliminate it. ...Read more

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In situations where cauterization is recommended in nostril to prevent recurring nosebleeds, can the body eventually mend this problem on its own?

In situations where cauterization is recommended in nostril to prevent recurring nosebleeds, can the body eventually mend this problem on its own?

Emollient: Agree with the answer given by Dr. Pool. You may help yourself by applying a very small amount of an emollient, like Vaseline, to the opening of the nose, on the inside. This will prevent excessive drying of the area that generally bleeds. Be sure to not over do the emollient. ...Read more

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Will a broken blood vessel in the neck heal on its own?

Will a broken blood vessel in the neck heal on its own?

Usually 7 to 10 days: If a vein is bruised this usually results in bleeding either under the skin to form a hematoma (trapped clotted blood) or from the skin directly. Veins injured below the skin with a hematoma will take about 7 to 10 days to heal while a vein bleeding from the skin will usually stop with direct pressure and heal within 5 to 7 days. ...Read more

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Does deep fingertip injury with exposed bone heal on its own by dressing changes and without surgery?

Does deep fingertip injury with exposed bone heal on its own by dressing changes and without surgery?

Maybe: You'll want to make sure the wound was thoroughly cleaned and stitches placed as needed. Pay very close attention to the wound for any signs of infection. If infection spreads to the bone, it is a very serious matter. Definitely get evaluated by your doc if you haven't already. Get well soon! ...Read more

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What is function of gallbladder in body... What will be its impact on body when we removed it for stone surgery.?

What is function of gallbladder in body... What will be its impact on body when we removed it for stone surgery.?

Bile storage: The gallbladder stores bile produced in the liver. When you eat a meal, it contracts and releases bile into the first part of the small intestine. The bile helps you break up and digest fat. If the gallbladder is removed, there is a constant trickle of bile into the small intestine. Most people do fine without their gallbladder, and if it is removed for real disease, they feel better. ...Read more

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My lung collapsed on its own once. What are the chances it will collapse again?

My lung collapsed on its own once. What are the chances it will collapse again?

Depends: First recurrence is most common between 6 months and 3 years. Published 5yr first recurrence rates for primary spontaneous pneumothorax are around 20-30+%. For secondary spontaneous pneumothorax, around 40+%. ...Read more

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Do impacts on the body that cause bruises cause cancer?

Do impacts on the body that cause bruises cause cancer?

Trauma that : Bruises is not a cause of cancer. It may be a sign of abuse, low self esteem, accident prone. Extant cancers may bleed when traumatized.. ...Read more

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Can nerve damage in wrist reverse on its own or only surgery?

Can nerve damage in wrist reverse on its own or only surgery?

Nerve damage : It depends on the underlying pathology. If there is nerve damage from a compressive pathology like carpal tunnel, the pathology will typically progress and worsen. If it is after acute injury like a fracture, it will typically heal very slowly. An EMG may be able to sell the severity if the nerve damage and your doc should be able to answer your question fully. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Can your body heal when its in a lit of pain all the timetime?

Sometimes pain: can be a sign of healing but if it is constant for a long period of time it should be worked up by a physician ...Read more

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I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?

I had 28 treatments of radiation on the brain for a benign tumor. Can it cause cancer else where in the body down the road ?

Narrowing of the: field of exposure with radiation treatment is done to minimize the risk of side effects of treatment. Yes there is increased risk of thyroid tumors, other brain tumors and brain infarcts (stroke). You should review your situation with the doctors ( radiation oncologist especially) Each situation requires weighing the potential risks vs benefits. ...Read more

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Could the body be exhausted trying to fight off the infection from its own strength, when it actually needs the help of antibiotics?

Could the body be exhausted trying to fight off the infection from its own strength, when it actually needs the help of antibiotics?

Infection: If I understand the question correctly, then yes, without antibiotics the body can have substantial symptoms while it tries to fight the infection on its own. Exhaustion can be one, as can death, if the infection is bad enough. Appropriate intervention with antibiotics is indicated for most bacterial infections. ...Read more

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Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Can your body fight and get rid of pneumonia on its own?

Maybe,maybe not: Since some are triggered by viruses, it is certainly possible.However, the creator of the "Muppets" died rather suddenly of a treatable pneumococcal pneumonia that he ignored in its earliest stages. Makes one consider the possibilities. ...Read more

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Dr. Henry Friedman
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Brain Tumor (Definition)

A malignant (cancerous) or benign (non-cancerous) ...Read more