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Does radiation therapy help cure stomach cancer?

Does radiation therapy help cure stomach cancer?

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 more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Can radiation therapy cure oral cancer?

Can radiation therapy cure oral cancer?

Yes: There are defined areas such as floor of the mouth, tongue, gums, retromolar trigone, palate, etc. Combinations of radiation, surgery and chemotherapy are used. Earlier stages have high probability of cure, more extensive stages (even those to lymph nodes) can be cured with combinations of radiation and chemotherapy but to a lesser percentage of probability. ...Read more

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Is it possible that radiation therapy cure/kill cancer of the liver ?

Is it possible that radiation therapy cure/kill cancer of the liver ?

Not usual mode: Of treatment. A focused beam of radiation may be used to kill cancer in the liver, but surgery and drugs are the usual treatment. The likelihood of cure is low with radiation. See this site for more info. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/liver-cancer/ds00399/dsection=treatments-and-drugs. ...Read more

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Can radiation therapy cure lung cancer by itself?

Can radiation therapy cure lung cancer by itself?

Yes: In small cancers with no spread standard radiation and radiosurgery can cure lung cancer....But the standard of care is surgery. In more advanced cancer radiation can cure but is more effective with chemotherapy. I am referring to nonsmall cell types of lung cancer. ...Read more

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Is radiation therapy used to cure liver cancer?

Is radiation therapy used to cure liver cancer?

Yes: High dose targeted radiation known as stereotactic body radiotherapy (sbrt) has shown to be successful in treating liver cancer. ...Read more

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Prostate cancer diagnosis at level 7, is this bad? What is cure rate with radiation therapy?

Prostate cancer diagnosis at level 7, is this bad? What is cure rate with radiation therapy?

Do you mean: Gleason grade 7? Prognosis of prostate cancer, like other cancers depend on the stage more than on the grade. Please see this site for information on this subject. http://www.webmd.com/prostate-cancer/prostate-cancer-survival-rates-what-they-mean ...Read more

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What kind of cancers can be cured by radiation therapy?

What kind of cancers can be cured by radiation therapy?

Some early stage: There are multiple, but here are just some examples of cancers that are sometimes cured by radiation alone: early stage prostate cancer, early stage head and neck cancer, early stage gastric malt lymphoma. ...Read more

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In stage 3 stomach cancer with 3 lymph nodes infected margin clear what is the survival rate with treatments of both chemo and radiation?

In stage 3 stomach cancer with 3 lymph nodes infected margin clear what is the survival rate with treatments of both chemo and radiation?

Yes.: Radiation therapy has been shown to improve survival in combination with chemotherapy after surgery for stomach cancer. Your local board-certified radiation and medical oncologists can provide more detailed explanations. ...Read more

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Doesn't radiation therapy increase cancer cell growth?

Doesn't radiation therapy increase cancer cell growth?

Not really: When given appropiately, radiation helps with local control. Keeping the tumor from recurring where it started). But yes exposure to radiation can be a cause for second cancers-( tho rare) most commonly sarcomas in the area of the radiated tissue). ...Read more

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Gi Cancer (Definition)

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