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Why isn't there a cure to cancer yet?

Why isn't there a cure to cancer yet?

Too many causes: Cancer is not one illness. Each different tissue in the body can get a change in its dna and the instructions on when to get ready, grow, divide, and rest. Cancer is when the dna part that tells the cells to "rest" is lost -- so the cell continuously grows and divides. Each different type of cancer can have different dna changes, time to growth, and treatments. Maybe someday we'll find help! ...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 you live a long life after getting cured of cancer or are there still risks?

Can you live a long life after getting cured of cancer or are there still risks?

Of course...: That's a yes to both questions. Of course, one can live a full and healthy life after a cancer has been cured (defined as 5 year cancer free survival.) did you know that over 90% of women who have breast cancer survive to die of another cause, usually pulmonary, cardiac, or old age? You may develop another cancer altogether. So, eat right, follow your doctor, make healthy choices. Good luck. ...Read more

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Are there any companies that donate a % of their profits to cure children's cancer?

Are there any companies that donate a % of their profits to cure children's cancer?

Hyundai: The hyundai corporation has funded pediatric cancer research by donating >$70 million since 1998. Disclaimer: I have received funding from them in the past to further my research in pediatric rhabdomyosarcoma. They are great, and i hope they inspire other corporations to help fund a cure for childhood cancer. ...Read more

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If someone gets cured of cancer..how will he their life after that?? Can they live like normal people?

If someone gets cured of cancer..how will he their life after that??
Can they live like normal people?

Depends: There are many variables, like the type of cancer, type of treatment, age at treatment, etiology of the tumor etc. For more information please consult this site: http://www.cancer.gov/Publications/patient-education/facing-forward ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cancer?

Is there a cure for cancer?

Surgery: There are many types of cancers. Hence different cures for different cancers and degrees of cancer. Surgery is effective for some. Immunotherapy, treatments that spur the immune system to fight off cancer like it does other illnesses is the promising approach now. ...Read more

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What is the cure for cancer.?

What is the cure for cancer.?

There isn't one: cancers occur from quite a lot of different cells. The trick is to get rid of the cancer and not the normal cells and each cancer cell has different specific treatments. These range in susceptibility due to faster growth (chemotherapy and radiation),, specific growth hormone use (breast cancer), specific protein makers (lymphoma) and others I am applying for grants for. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for cancer in the lipnos?

Is there a cure for cancer in the lipnos?

Depends: Did it start there (lymphoma) or is it from somewhere else? We need more info to answer your question. ...Read more

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Are we close to finding a cure for cancer?

Are we close to finding a cure for cancer?

Yes: The immunogenic proteins characterizing a number of major cancers have been defined. They have been sequenced and the functional monoclonals targeting the advanced forms of disease are in clinical trails. The vaccines for high risk patients are being developed and when given with chemo, a possible radiolabelled mAb and immunostimulant may change the entire picture of clinical cancer. ...Read more

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What exactly is meant by a "cure" for cancer?

What exactly is meant by a "cure" for cancer?

CURE: In oncology, "cure" is defined as five years progress, disease free, with no recurrence. Despite this description, cancer can certainly recur years later. Some cancers, such as melanoma, are famous for late recurrences. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why is there no cure for cancer?

Cancer is tough: There is not one cancer but many. Every type is a separate issue with particular characteristics. Many cancers are easily cureable. Many cancers are generally benign and we don't bother to treat. Others we don't bother to treat because we don't have any idea how. Others are best prevented, like lung cancer and getting people to stop smoking. It is not one disease, but many. ...Read more

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