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Can cancer be treated or prevented?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology

In brief: Yes to both

Examples of each: prevention: limiting exposure to uv light prevents skin cancer, screening colonoscopy prevents colo-rectal cancer.
Treatment: all cancers can be treated and some can be cured, e.g., childhood leukemias, neuroblastoma, hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers in adults if detected early, e.g., breast, prostate and colon.

In brief: Yes to both

Examples of each: prevention: limiting exposure to uv light prevents skin cancer, screening colonoscopy prevents colo-rectal cancer.
Treatment: all cancers can be treated and some can be cured, e.g., childhood leukemias, neuroblastoma, hodgkin lymphoma, and cancers in adults if detected early, e.g., breast, prostate and colon.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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