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Why Cancer Is Still Not Curable At A Later Stage
Complicated answer: My best attempt to cover in 400 characters is this.Once cancer has spread through the whole body as it does in a late stage, the horse is out of the barn. There are too many microscopic cells to completely remove each one, and the cancer isn't in just one place to cut out. There are many excellent therapies which can dramatically reduce or delay recurrence in later stage cancers even if not cured. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If caught early: Throat cancer is curable if caught early enough. Unfortunately many patients present at an advanced stage. Symptoms involve the sinuses, ears, throat,and voice box: PERSISTENT: sore throat, laryngitis, earache,sinus congestion, difficulty swallowing,bleeding in mouth, painless ulcers or sores in mouth or numbness. Alcohol in excess and tobacco are major causes. Others: include HPV 16 virus. ...Read more
My brother's ultra sound came back bad on his testicals they said it is a mast. how curable is late stage testical cancer ?.. if it is he sees dr tomm
Go to see urologist: ... so she/he can help him timely confirm diagnosis and advise highly effective modern treatment for testicular cancer. Now, confirm Dx first and stage it if cancerous.... Do you know the marvel of succeeding in treating testicular cancer has been a big stride of modern medicine. So, sit tight to move on the timely care. Best wish... ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is stage 3 liver cancer curable? I know the chances of surving it are probably low, but has anybody been cured of this stage? Is it at least possible?
Majority will be No: When the cancer has spread to other organ beyond the primary organ-metastatic disease- or stage 4- , majority , it is an incurable disease. In a very selected case, when the metastatic disease is very limited - 1 or 2- only in the liver or only in the lung- and no other disease anywhere else and if surgery can be done to remove completely, attemp to cure the cancer can be done with chemo & surgery. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: It's important to know what type: non-small cell or small cell. Based on the staging you mentioned, it seems likely non-small cell lung cancer (nsclc). Stage iiib nsclc is best managed with chemotherapy and radiation. Prognosis is based on performance status, weight loss, age, as well as stage. 5 year survival approx 25% with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation. Hope that helps. Best wishes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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