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I believe cancer can usually be easily cured by good nutrition and lifestyle choices. What do you think?
Unfortunately not: If this were so, then every oncologist in america would gladly endorse the proper diets and supplements. These are terrible diseases that we would love to cure. Don't believe the conspiracy-mongers who suggest that someone is supressing some miracle cure. We'd all gladly shout it from the rooftops if it were so. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
QUIT & chance drops!: Here's some stats (from nci) quitting at age 30: smokers who quit at about age 30 reduce their chance of dying prematurely from smoking-related diseases by more than 90 percent. People who quit at about age 50 reduce their risk of dying prematurely by 50 percent compared with those who continue to smoke. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cancer spread: There are 4 stages of cancer. Stage 4 means the cancer has spread from the starting organ into another organ. Examples: breast cancer into bone, colon cancer into liver. Stage 4 cancers are usually not cured surgically and often require chemotherapy. The goal of treating stage 4 cancer is to prolong life and ease suffering. Rarely some stage 4 cancers are cured...Think lance armstrong! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Think sea anemonae: Those underwater creatures that have lots of fronds or feathers. Papillary just describes the anatomic shape of the cancer. Papillary tumors can ariuse in lots of places, from thyroid to ovary to rectum, even the skin. They can be benign or malignant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Ask her: This is one of the most difficult parts of a cancer diagnosis-- telling others. Ask your wife what she would like you to share. Work together to come up with a statement. Consider a website to keep others informed and give more details. One site is www.Caringbridge.Com. This website might help you as well: http://www.Cancer.Org/treatment/understandingyourdiagnosis/talkingaboutcancer/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Access to med care: In addition to dr. Rao's answer, .. The types of cancers occurs in china are different than cancers here in usa. Liver cancer is one of the most common cancers in world wide-especially in china- as the incidence of hepatitis b especially and hep c is very high. In us, liver cancer is not very common. Also, the access to medical care is limited there that increases mortality. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Long life to you!: With a diagnosis of cancer, don't give up! speak frankly with your doctors as to the extent & aggressiveness of your particular tumor. Treatment options are almost as varied as there are cancers to treat. Your medical team will help you choose the one right for your cancer type, age, resources, & comorbidities. No one will fault you, once fully informed, if you opt for a less aggressive approach. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Be a friend: Just by sitting and talking with them and letting them tell you about how they feel and what they hope and fear, you can help them. Also suggesting or doing things for them without having them ask- bring a meal for them to reheat, take their dog out for a day, all the little things they have less energy for that you can do helps them a lot. Do the laundry, the grocery shopping, and so forth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated Answer: Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently. Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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