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The Cancer Cure That Worked 50 Years Of Suppression
Husband - germ cell testicular cancer! tumor marker at800 .Did 6cycles of chemo! dr says we have to face the inevitable! is there any other treatments?
Need more informatio: Testicular cancer is one of the cancer that is very responsive to therapy and is one of things that we can cure.So, unfortunately, it is hard to answer your question as a lot more information is needed to really see what is going on and then hopefully able to give you better and reliable answer. Provide us with more info or the best way is to d/w your oncologist in detail about your question. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Was in the care of oncologists nothing could be done because of treatments for prior cancer. Would like to know life expectancy of untreated stage 2 Invasive squamous cell carcinoma of the vagina for a 65 year diabetic.
What is the life expectancy for a 65 year old with metastic prostate cancer in the bones lungs and liver. The doctors have stopped all cancer treatmen?
Radical Remission: is the name of a book by Kelly Turner. She investigated the cases of people who had dire prognoses and yet lived long beyond them. It might be worth a read for the situation you mention. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I've recently heard on the news that The College of Pediatrics says abortions increase risk of breast cancer. Is this to be true or a myth?
The US National Cancer's Institutes SEER database (2007-11)shows a 43.31% chance of a male being diagnosed with cancer in his lifetime. Really true?
Maby: An individual physician can neither affirm or refute this allegation. ...Read more
Hmmm: Some patients with cancer have been known to live longer than expected or even have their cancers shrink or disappear on their own. The reasons are not always clear. Believers will call it a miracle, non-believers will call it "errors in diagnosis" or "spontaneous remissions". I personally am a man of faith but would not recommend foregoing proven therapies if available. Just my opinion, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does chemo radiation kills the remaining cancerous cells of a T4 colon cancer ? Surgery has been done and also how to know if there are stillcancercel
Medical/Surgical Oncology: Have you heard anything promising about the use of Keytruda in pancreatic cancer remission that are in clinical trials?
Keytruda: This is a relatively new product and I strongly suggest you go online and read the several articles about Keytruga. If you can't do that online please go to nearest library and they should be able to help you. ...Read more
Heard news'ima901 cancer vaccine' ..Is there a possibility that this will help in post nephrectomised rcc (stage1) pt's for improved survival?
Yes! Exciting!: This paper was published in a very pretigious medical journal (nature medicine 2012). The vaccine uses different pieces of renal cancer to stimulate the immune system and prevent recurrence. The first clinical trials (phase i and ii) showed improved survival for patients, but before we know if that's "real", a phase iii study must be done. This is underway. I'm hopeful! ...Read more
is there any new innovative techniques in the early detection of cancer. I heard aboue circulating tumor cells. ?
Detection: Each cancer is detected currently in different ways. What you are discussing is one way, but if you find tumor cells in the blood then the cancer has already spread beyond its organ of origin. Other new tests being worked on include looking for dna or breakdown products from tumors in blood, urine, or feces. ...Read more
Pca: New robotic surgical techniques could be argued as a breakthrough, but the big issue is psa. While not a great test it has reduced the # of men presenting with advanced stage disease. That is a breakthrough ! ...Read more
No: The use of tumor markers has been approved for monitoring only. This holds true for the CEA's and Carbohyrate monoclonals such as Ca 19.9 and Ca 125. This is due to the fact that they are also affected by inflammatory changes as well as tumors arising in glandular tissue. If a dx of Ca is well established and the patient is treated with chemo, a drop in tumor marker level means response. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nearly 2 stone weight loss within 4 months of someone with non small cell lung cancer that hasnt responded to treatment is this terminal cachexia?
It does: Not sound good but nbody kniws better than your oncologist ...Read more
What is the difference between ( pre cancer ) and (cancer ) I've been told I have stage 1 pre cancer of the cervix . ?
What is the deadliest form of cancer? Which cancer claims the most lives?
How many people die of cancer per year?
Male patient 61 years old known case of locally advanced non small lung cancer recieved chemotherapy and radiotherapy 1 year ago known to have HCV +ve since that time of its diagnosis with cancer now developed generalized edema and his serum bilirubin
Clarify: please complete you case and be clear about the question.. We would like to help you and your loved one ...Read more
My husband has small cell lung cancer which has spread. Is the chemo and radiation effective in arresting this type of cancer?
Temporary relief: I am sorry to hear about your husband's illness. The treatment you described may provide some relief but is not expected to cure the cancer. Please see this site for more information on this topic.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001180/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is rare inherited mutation that gives you 1 in 3 lifetime chance of developing lung cancer even in non smokers. For someone with anxiety and lost mom to bac lung cancer should I test?
Which gene?: Egfr t790m's actual risk is unknown since nobody knows how many people without lung cancer carry the mutation. Even li fraumeni doesn't approach a 1/3 risk of lung cancer. And what would you do with this information if you had it? Hopefully you will always be a non-smoker. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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