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Can cancer be cured?
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Dr. Raymundo Romero
Internal Medicine - Oncology
10 doctors agree
In brief: Complicated Answer
Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently.
Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll.

In brief: Complicated Answer
Cancer is just an umbrella where more than 100 different cancers fall under. Each is diagnosed and treated differently.
Prognosis is dependent on type of cancer and in stage at time of diagnosis for other cancers. Some can be cured ei: testicular cancer others you can't ei: cll.
Dr. Raymundo Romero
Dr. Raymundo Romero
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree
In brief: Yes and no
Cure for cancer depends on the type of cancer, how early it was found, whether or not it has spread to other parts of the body, how early treatment is started, the type of treatments available, how aggressive the tumor is, the skill of the treating physician (oncologist, surgeon, etc.
), and the overall health of the patient being treated. Discuss these with your doctor.

In brief: Yes and no
Cure for cancer depends on the type of cancer, how early it was found, whether or not it has spread to other parts of the body, how early treatment is started, the type of treatments available, how aggressive the tumor is, the skill of the treating physician (oncologist, surgeon, etc.
), and the overall health of the patient being treated. Discuss these with your doctor.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
When I was a kid, 2 out of 6 cancers were cured. When I was in med school, 3 out of 6 cancers were cured. Now it's 4 out of 6. Thanks MOSTLY to early detection.
Dr. Richard Orr
For breast cancer it is partially early detection but also the addition of chemotherapy
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