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If a virus causes a malignancy, does the malignancy go away if you kill the virus with antivirals?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Not usually

First, antivirals are not usually 100% effective.
So, if even a small number of virus particles remain after therapy, they can regrow. Second, some viruses integrate their genetic instructions into your own cells dna, and cause problems even after all virus particles are eradicated. Viruses are very clever.

In brief: Not usually

First, antivirals are not usually 100% effective.
So, if even a small number of virus particles remain after therapy, they can regrow. Second, some viruses integrate their genetic instructions into your own cells dna, and cause problems even after all virus particles are eradicated. Viruses are very clever.
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