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My son has cancer. Is that something serious?
12 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
6 doctors agree
In brief: It can be.
The word "cancer" encompasses so many different types, each with their own unique treatment and prognosis.
I encourage you to ask your son for more details and offer to accompany him to any doctor visits.

In brief: It can be.
The word "cancer" encompasses so many different types, each with their own unique treatment and prognosis.
I encourage you to ask your son for more details and offer to accompany him to any doctor visits.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Cancer is serious at any age.
Childhood cancers are more treatable than adult cancers. Please see your doctor asap.

In brief: Yes
Cancer is serious at any age.
Childhood cancers are more treatable than adult cancers. Please see your doctor asap.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
All cancers, if not successfully treated by surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, will eventually kill the patient.
They range from tiny skin cancers that will take twenty years to eat into the brain if ignored, to aggressive sarcomas that respond to nothing and kill in a few weeks. Please get junior to a trustworthy medical group, and good luck.

In brief: Yes
All cancers, if not successfully treated by surgery, radiation, and/or chemotherapy, will eventually kill the patient.
They range from tiny skin cancers that will take twenty years to eat into the brain if ignored, to aggressive sarcomas that respond to nothing and kill in a few weeks. Please get junior to a trustworthy medical group, and good luck.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: Cancer is serious
Cancer is always serious.
Requires highly trained professionals to deal with cancer. Your son will need to see a specialist who is treating cancer- i, e, oncologist.

In brief: Cancer is serious
Cancer is always serious.
Requires highly trained professionals to deal with cancer. Your son will need to see a specialist who is treating cancer- i, e, oncologist.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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