Top
10
Doctor insights on: Is It Possible For A Cancer To Go Away And Then Return On Its Own

Share
1

1
Is it possible for a cancer to go away and then return on its own?

Is it possible for a cancer to go away and then return on its own?

Cancer Recurrence: Many cancers appear to respond to therapy, only to recur months or years later. This is generally because there were already unrecognized cancer cells circulating in your blood or already deposited in lymph nodes or distant tissues. Recurrent cancers can also be treated with surgery, chemo- and radio-therapy, but may be more aggressive than the initial tumor. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen
4,214 doctors shared insights

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


4

4
I have 6x3mm prolactinoma. Been on bromocryptine for 8 years. Tried to go off but symptoms returned? What is best to do? Can it go away or be cancer?

I have 6x3mm prolactinoma. Been on bromocryptine for 8 years. Tried to go off but  symptoms returned? What is best to do? Can it go away or be cancer?

Not cancer: Microprolactinomas are the most common type of pituitary adenoma. They are almost always benign. However, most do not go away despite years of treatment with medications such as bromocriptine. There are other Dopamine agonist medications that can be taken less frequently, such as cabergoline, but without treatment, prolactin levels typically rise and symptoms return. ...Read more

5

5
Can cancer just "go away"?

Can cancer just "go away"?

Cancer: Not likely, unless originally misdiagnosed.

Get a more detailed answer ›
6

6
What best way to see if cancer have return?

What best way to see if cancer have return?

Need follow up : You need to follow up with your oncologist as supposed to. Some cancer has different cea as marker for cancer recurrent. It is a blood test. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How fast can I make my endometrial cancer go away, if the tests turn out to be cancer?

How fast can I make my endometrial cancer go away, if the tests turn out to be cancer?

Surgery: The first line treatment for endometrial cancer is hysterectomy. In young women who want to preserve fertility, Progesterone therapy can be effective but may take 12 to 16 months or longer - and requires repeat endometrial sampling every 3 to 6 months to test for response to the treatment. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers