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Lance armstrong cancer, what treatment cured him?

Lance armstrong cancer, what treatment cured him?

Testicular Cancer: Stage 4 non-seminoma testicular cancer is aggressively treated with surgery and chemotherapy. Sometimes radiation as well. The combination of initial surgery and chemotherapy is what cured lance. ...Read more

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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What is complimentary cancer treatment?

What is complimentary cancer treatment?

More and more word: is used , in addition to the traditional treatments ( like Chemo , radiation ) supplemented with various alternative treatments , herbal medicine , dietary supplements etc are added , with out disrupting regular treatments. More and more patients are choosing and oncological doctors are also encouraging . ...Read more

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Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Cancer treatment centers of america ctca?

Real Rx, lots of ads: These folks market themselves aggressively to people with newly-diagnosed cancer. Today, most cancer treatments that are not part of research studies are pretty much cookbook, and i'd prefer to be treated at my personal physician's hospital. It's impossible to compare statistics between hospitals as healthier people may choose to travel further; ctca also offers "spiritual" and "holistic" stuff. ...Read more

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Top cancer treatment and research centers ?

Top cancer treatment and research centers ?

Where do you live?: Depending on where you live, every major city, university, has great cancer research centers starting with nih, to many to name, if only few named it could be due to personal bias , . ...Read more

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Top 10 cancer treatment and research centers ?

NCCN-Part II: Thankfully, medicine is a collaborative science where we share amongst ourselves the best treatments available. Alliances such as the nccn ensure that the best cancer care can be delivered where it is most needed-close to a patient's home. Holistic care centers around keeping people in their most normal live's possible, surrounded by family and friends. The best rx is usually the closest to home. ...Read more

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Is chemo really an effective cancer treatment?

Is chemo really an effective cancer treatment?

It depends: Chemotherapy is very effective for treatment of some cancers. It can be curative in some cases and prolong life in others. However, chemotherapy, due to its nature, is toxic, and any treatment with chemotherapy should involve a discussion of risks and benefits (and possible outcomes) before starting. ...Read more

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What does a medical physicist do during cancer treatment?

Assists radiotherapi: Their job is to make sure that the radiotherapy machines are in good working order and they help the radiotherapist in treatment planning ...Read more

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Can you tell me about essential oils for cancer treatment?

Don't use: Essential oils are distilled products from plants. They have been used in flavoring and in foods. More recently they are used in aromatherapy. Historically they were employed in cancer treatment but there is no evidence of their activity. Plants products have however been used such as Taxol (paclitaxel) from the ewe tree and missletoe extracts forbreast cancer. Essential oils are however being banned ...Read more

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What are the benefits and side effects of cancer treatment?

Impossible to answer: There a different treatments for cancer that involve surgery, radiation, drugs, biologicals, etc. Each one has its own pros and cons and it is not possible to list them all here. If you or a loved one has to go through cancer therapy, make sure the benefits and side effects of that specific therapy are discussed by the oncologist. The patient should always have the final word. ...Read more

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Is there any reason I cannot go to mexico for cancer treatment?

Why?: There may be many fine oncologists in mexico, but most americans believe that us cancer treatment is better-regulated and more advanced. If you have specific reasons for going there such as having family nearby, and you have good care established there, then it's your choice. If you're trying to save money or you're following a "miracle cure, " then i caution you against leaving your health center. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Thompson
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Cancer Treatment (Definition)

Cancer is a very broad term for all types of solid and blood malignancies. The treatments vary by biology , research and phase of ...Read more