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Is Leukoplakia Curable
Usually: Leukoplakia by definition is a white patch inside the mouth. It could be any number of things from candidiasis to frictional keratosis (rubbing basically). I would have a dentist check it asap just to be sure. Especially if you are a tobacco user. Anything white in the mouth of a tobacco user must be checked for cancer. ...Read more
Maybe: A disorder of a mucous membrane characterized by one or more white patches, occurring most commonly on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis: often medically insignificant but sometimes becoming malignant. A biopsy is necessary to make a definitive diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Curable early: Oral cancers are aggressive, disfiguring, & often spread metastatically. Early diagnosis is essential. Unlike other cancers, survival rates have not improved much in 30 years because they are difficult to see and diagnose in the early stages. Newer tests in recent years such as vizilite & velscope make early diagnosis easier. Oral cancers caused by human papilloma virus have increased. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not yet: There is not yet a cure for pemphigus vulgaris, but the condition is controllable with immunosuppressive treatment. The usual treatment is with corticosteroids, which are often started at high doses, together with immunosuppressive drugs (azathioprine, cyclophosphamide, cyclosporin, methotrexate, etc.). New medicines called biologics (such as rituximab) are being studied, for treating pemphigus. ...Read more
No: Some studies showed that uvb-nb phototherapy may restore the pigments but we don't know how long this restoration will last . Even more important, it is the cause for the vitiligo which determines whether it will get worse. Note that vitiligo may well be a manifestation of an autoimmune disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: In general, yes. There are many different types of skin cancer, and they all behave differently. As mentioned above, if caught early, all cancers are very curable. The speed with which they spread is very different from tumor to tumor. If you have any skin lesions which are changing, bleeding, or are otherwise concerning to you, have it evaluated by your doctor as soon as possible. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Yes. Survival among: Leukemia patients is influenced by many things, including phenotype, molecular features, presenting white count, patient age, etc. We are making strides every day, with survival improvements across the board. But a leukemia diagnosis does not mean you should give up hope for a long and meaningful survival. For some patients/leukemias survival is near 95%. Be hopeful as you move forward. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but not always: Lymphoma, or lymph node cancer, is a systemic (wide spread) disease. The most common form is hodgkins disease, which you may have heard of. There are many different forms, many of which can be treated or at least managed. Some lymphomas are very difficult to manage. An oncologist can better discuss an individuals lymphoma, with expected outcomes. Good luck. ...Read more
Many types are: Lymphoma can be cured usually with chemotherapy and sometimes with the addition of radiation. The success rate is dependent on the type of lymphoma as well as location. There are some types of lymphoma are not considered curable with standard treatments. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Often: There are actually maybe a hundred subtypes by now. Some are famously curable -- most of the time. Some can't be cured -- yet -- but these tend to be slow-growers. In the old days, they were all fatal; be thankful for today's medical interventions that actually work. ...Read more
Call it "stoppable": Retinopathy is damage to the retina, which is the lining at the back of the eyeball that receives light that passes through the lens. Common causes of retinopathy include diabetes and high blood pressure, both of which damage the small blood vessels that nourish the retina. Stopping the diseases will prevent or stop retinopathy, but prior damage is not fully curable. ...Read more
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