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Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Can ovarian cancer ever be cured?

Yes: Ovarian cancer can be cured especially when it is discovered early. One of the challenges with ovarian cancer is that it is often discovered when it is more advanced because there are no effective screening tools and the disease can often be asymptomatic until it is more advanced. ...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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If lung cancer is found early (still a small nodule, ) can it be cured, or can it only be treated. Some sites say that lung cancer can not be cured.

If lung cancer is found early (still a small nodule, ) can it be cured, or can it only be treated. Some sites say that lung cancer can not be cured.

It can be cured: New guidelines have urged yearly low level ct scans to be done in smokers and smokers that have quit within the last several years. This will hopefully pick up early cancers that can be surgically cured. ...Read more

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Is there any chances that cured cancer could attack again. Can it be fully cured?

Is there any chances that cured cancer could attack again. Can it be fully cured?

Yes and No: The answer depends on the type of cancer, stage of disease and the time lines since treatment. Early (stage 1 and 2) cancers are frequently curable and would not recur once you have gone past 5 years(yet there are rare exceptions of late relapses/between 5 and 10 years since diagnosis. More advanced cancers(stage 3 and 4) are more difficult to cure, yet some patients are cured permanently. ...Read more

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Can there be certain cancers that already have cures?

Can there be certain cancers that already have cures?

Yep: Lymphomas and testicular cancers, even if advanced, can be cured or put in long term remission. Other cancers like colon, breast, melanoma, or even lung could potentially be cured if detected early enough. ...Read more

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Can cancer be cured?

Can cancer be cured?

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 more

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Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Can endometrial cancer be cured?

Sometimes: If endometrial cancer is diagnosed in its early stages, it can be cured with a hysterectomy. Sometimes radiation or chemotherapy will be added after a hysterectomy. If at the time of hysterectomy there is no disease outside of the uterus, long term cure is possible. If there is disease outside of the uterus at the time of diagnosis, long term cure is rare. ...Read more

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Can vaginal cancer be cured?

Can vaginal cancer be cured?

Poor prognosis: Unfortunately, vaginal cancer has a poor prognosis. 80% of vaginal cancers are metastatic (spread) from cancer originating in other organs in the pelvis. If a cancer has already spread, prognosis is usually poor. Overall 5 year survival for vaginal cancer is about 40%. Cancers that are caught early on before they have spread have a better chance of cure. ...Read more

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Can cervical cancer be completely cured?

Can cervical cancer be completely cured?

Yes: It can be cured almost certainly in the early stages and as the disease stage progresses, the probability of cure decreases. ...Read more

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Can you have colorectal cancer w/o polyps? Can colorectal cancer grow where it cannot be seen by colonoscopy? If yes, How are these diagnosed?

Can you have colorectal cancer w/o polyps? Can colorectal cancer grow where it cannot be seen by colonoscopy? If yes, How are these diagnosed?

Possible bt unlikely: Dear Brand: Most colon cancers are visible with a colonoscopy either as a polyp or as a mass of some sort. However, there are some that are just not in the colon and only show up somewhere else like the liver. While this is certainly possible it is rare and it is typically found with a CT scan done for some other reason. But this is definitely not common. Hope this helps. All the best, Ariel. ...Read more

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How advanced does lung/bronchial cancer have to be for it to be untreatable?

Stage-4/refractory: Lung cancer is a bad cancer, yet it is treatable even when it is advanced to stage -4. But most such patient live only 12-18 months after which it is rarely treatable because we run out of treatment options like chemotherapy after 2 or 3 tries with different drugs. Experimental treatments may still be an option but you have to go to major cancer center for that exercise. ...Read more

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What is a stage where pancreatic or liver cancer can be diagnosed early enough to be treated?

What is a stage where pancreatic or liver cancer can be diagnosed early enough to be treated?

In situ: For any cancer , earliest stage is the formation of cancer cells with out invasion to adjacent membrane , which is rarely detected in those two cancers. ...Read more

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How can cancer be cured in metasis?

You mean stage 4?: Once cancer has metastasized (spread to other organs), it is usually considered incurable. There are exceptions: some lymphomas and testicular cancers can be cured with chemo even if advanced. Other advanced cancers can be cured in rare circumstances if the spread is limited and if the patient is treated aggressively, with surgery and chemo +/- radiation. Is that what U were asking? ...Read more

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Can it be that a person be cured from stage 1 triple negative breast cancer?

Can it be that a person be cured from stage 1 triple negative breast cancer?

Yes: Many questions if you are 45 years old and triple negative where you tested for brca gene? Did you do chemotherapy? After that healthy choices are very important. Exercise 30 minutes five days a week. Take vitamin d supplements, limit stress, eat lots if fruits and vegetables will all help in decreasing risk of recurrence. ...Read more

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How's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh

 How's genital high risk HPV be treatable?? Don't most if not all doctors claim it to be non-curable?? How can one then be cured 100%?? Confused ughhh

HPV: There are no antibiotics to treat HPV, however, the immune system of the majority of women will fight it off in a few years. Its generally not a life-long problem. If you have High-risk HPV, you will need to see your Gyn more frequently. I have personally not seen a case of cervical cancer in a women who does the follow-up. Its always been in women didn't follow the advice of their Gyn. ...Read more

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Pancreatic cancer: Can concurrent chemotherapy and radiation totally destroy a tumor that is not yet resectable?

Pancreatic cancer: Can concurrent chemotherapy and radiation totally destroy a tumor that is not yet resectable?

No...: Cancer is genetic altered cell and immune system disease.......it is only focally destroyed, systemically suppressed. ...Read more

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Is it possible that a teenager can have colon cancer?

Is it possible that a teenager can have colon cancer?

Unlikely, but: Anything is possible, especially if this teenager is in a high risk group. Get an opinion from a GI specialist. ...Read more

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Can you explain if it's possible to have a tumor that has cancer cells, but it's not cancer?

Matter of definition: This has a lot to do with terminology. When one speaks about cancer cells, they are referring to abnormal cells that have abnormal chromosomes (mitoses) and increased number and invasiveness. There are criteria that are used by pathologists that determine if a tumor meets the criteria of cancer. Thus if the tumor has these cancer or malignant cells , then it is cancer. ...Read more

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Locally advanced prostate cancer! does it have to be confirmed by a biopsy?

Locally advanced prostate cancer! does it have to be confirmed by a biopsy?

Yes- generally : With along imaging studies and increased psa, biopsy is typically recommended to confirm diagnosis. ...Read more

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If I have fibroids can that be from a malignant tumor and not a benign tumor?

Fibroids: A uterine fibroid is the most common benign (not cancerous) tumor of a woman's uterus (womb). Fibroids are tumors of the smooth muscle that is normally found in the wall of the uterus. They can develop within the uterine wall itself or attach to it. They may grow as a single tumor or in clusters. Uterine fibroids can cause excessive menstrual bleeding, pelvic pain, and frequent urination. ...Read more

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Ovarian Cancer (Definition)

A typically silend cancer which ...Read more