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 If you had Cancer....which method would you choose to cure and control it? Radiation, Chemo or Surgery?
Please explain why you would one one of these methods?

I am writing an essay about cancer and need to get some opinions about those methods used to control cancer,.

Thanks ...

 What is your favorite brand of cigarettes?

 why is there no proper cure for cancer?
kills ppl all around the world. Is there any cure? if any, how successful is it..?...

 should you stop drinking if you got cancer & why?

 where and who is the best to send my mom to for stage 4 bile duct cancer & only 4 months estimated to live?
chemo was the wrong way to go and has caused a lot of strain on her liver and here they say there isn't much option but to try other chemo which has even less of a chance and more of a risk... I ...

 my mum went for a routine Mammogram and got a letter back within a week?
my mum went for a routine Mammogram and got a letter back within a week to go and see a specialist at the breast screening clinic does this mean she has cancer? she said she cant feel any lumps and ...

 I have a 5 year old who complains her shin always hurts. I am worried she may have bone cancer.?

 I'm worried, is this breast cancer? help
Ok, im only in my mid 20's and yesterday my armpit was hurting. I thought I cut it white shaving, but it was hurting all day. Then I just felt it and I could feel a deep lump. It was like a ...

 Does cancer make you ill or is it the chemo?
Does cancer itself make you look really ill and like you're dying or is it the chemo/radiation? Does cancer itself make your hair fall out or have you throw up non stop, weak, pale etc? Or is ...

 What are some warning signs that someone could have cancer through smoking?

 sis has "female" cancer. i'm scared!?
Mom died when she was 42. Same stuff. Granny died when she was 49. Same stuff. What are sis's chances now? She's 40. Are they better than in 1985?...

 Is this unethical of me?
I have developed a strand of the p53 gene that automatically restores itself and aids in the process of PCD or apoptosis. It also balances itself to prevent the onset of ischemia, and other ...

 Do we have less time than we thought?
My girlfriend has stage 4 NHL. A few weeks ago we found out that she only has a few months left. She had kidney cancer a few years ago, and she had one kidney removed. She has lost a lot of weight in ...

 i am feeling tired all the time and i have no energy. can that be a sign of leukemia?

 Why aren't African and middle eastern countries at the top of the list for skin cancer?
I don't wish cancer on anyone on God's green earth btw. I mean, they have the hottest countries and it hardly snows there, not like in the West were we have four seasons. Their winter is ...

 If my Grandma died cus of Cancer, does it mean Im at risk?

 Can smoking weed kill me?
I was smoking last night with my friend, im 15.

and usually just 1 hit knocks me out gets me really high.

but it was just me and him and it was the longest blunt ive ever smoked ...

 I've just found out from my doctor that my cancer has spread and I don't have long left. What do I do?
I'm a boy aged 17. I'm scared of my prognosis but there's that part of me that feels really calm. I'd just like to see what people think I should do with my last few days?

 Do you know anyone with Breast Cancer? Have you had it yourself?
What was your age of diagnosis? Did it run in your family?
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How did you learn you had it?...

 How can you prevent cancer?

How long can someone live with stage 4 lung cancer without treatment?

I believe in that your over all out look on life is manger factor on how long you live. There are many alternative way to treat cancer with out chemo check out the page below.

As you have seen, it will certainly vary on the person. My mom had stage iv, and with treatment she lived for 2 more years.

it depends on how aggressive the cancer is and our good lord above. faith goes a long way when cancer strikes us.i have had breast cancer now 3 years that has mestastise to my bones. my x-husband also has cancer but his orginated in his bone over 6 years ago and he is still going. dealing with lots of pain but no one knows but god,

Cinthia Round house kicking VT
Too many variables. Why type of cancer -- small cell or large cell would make a big difference. Also age and health of the patient - will determine how the immune system can fight off certain things.

I have seen people die rapidly with and without treatment. The treatment can be as debilitating as the disease.

Best thing you can do is ask your doctor. Even he won't be able to give you exact, only a range.

Bryan&#39;s Princess
I believe a great portion of it is up to the person with the cancer. If you have the will to live and want to beat cancer, the fight will come natural. A positive attitude and way of living is a big part as well....

Like I have been telling my husband who has stage IV brain cancer......IV is nothing but a number.

We have been battling his cancer since 01/06/07.

Beautiful girl
Doctor's start worrying when cancer has reached Stage 3. The only one who can adequately diagnose this is a medical doctor. Don't rely on any lay people to do this for you. I had stage 1 endometrial cancer and that means it hasn't spread yet. They were able to catch it in it's early stages and I had surgery. Stage 4 means basically the patient will be a goner no matter what the treatment. But then again my sister had Stage 4 Breast Cancer and she had her breast removed and still here. Good luck.

This is so hard to answer because you don't mention any medical details like the age of the patient, and other medical problems (diabetes, congestive heart disease, kidney failure,etc.) the extent of the cancer in the lung, any metastasis to other areas, and if it is an aggressive type or not.In general lung cancers can go for more than a year but some types if aggressive will only last 3 months at most. If he has stage 4 now with mets to the brain or bone already, and has increased difficulty of breathing & is relying on O2 and morphine, it could only be a few weeks. Like I said, it all depends. Sorry.

jackie m
it depends on the age and the current health of the patient but when I googled it, it said 50% of people with stage 4 don't usually last more than 8 months - my dad had lung cancer 6 years ago and luckily they caught it before stage 4 and removed half of his lung and he recovered age 73 but developed bowel cancer 3 years later and we were told possibly 6 months to 1 year but he was dead within 6 weeks of diagnoses.

Cancer is unpredictable.

They could live years.

In all likelihood, they would only live months, depending on where the cancer has spread. Stage 4 means it has spread.


Depends on the person and the extent of the stage iv. I was told I had 2-4 months without treatment, perhaps a year with chemo.. I've so far survived 3 years with stage iv, with the help of two cycles of chemo.

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