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Is it possible to fully cure reccured stage 4a cervix cancer by chemo?

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Dr. Myron Arlen
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: No

Stage 4 malignancy indicated metastatic disease.
While chemo can in many instances bring metatstatic cancer under control cure is rare. Since cervix cancer for the most part is squamous Ca there are many agents that can effect the disease including the platinums, Taxol (paclitaxel) , high dose Methotrexate and others. Cure is difficult due to presence of malignant stem cells that are refractory.

In brief: No

Stage 4 malignancy indicated metastatic disease.
While chemo can in many instances bring metatstatic cancer under control cure is rare. Since cervix cancer for the most part is squamous Ca there are many agents that can effect the disease including the platinums, Taxol (paclitaxel) , high dose Methotrexate and others. Cure is difficult due to presence of malignant stem cells that are refractory.
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