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    RiveroftheWest, ladybug53

    Would your friends have also been cured at any other hospital?

    •  Well, anything's possible (2+ / 0-)
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      but all three were in Stage IV cancer and had exhausted other resources.

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      by Noddy on Sun Mar 03, 2013 at 01:47:35 PM PST

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      •  I thought teaching hospitals took Stage VI patient (1+ / 0-)
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        Mass General certainly does, and a friend of mine who was diagnosed with Stage IV in Pennsylvania moved twice and was able to find enough doctors to treat her that she had four good years before the disease finally overwhelmed her.

        •  "Exhausted" as in (0+ / 0-)

          they were each told they were terminal, inoperable, and had less than 3 months to live.  One did die, but the other two are still alive and have reached the stage of being considered cured.

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          by Noddy on Mon Mar 04, 2013 at 06:30:10 PM PST

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          •  You mean five years or more in remission? (0+ / 0-)

            I had always heard that "remission" was the furthest doctors were willing to go when it came to cancer.  Has the terminology changed?  Now I'm curious!

            •  More than 80% (1+ / 0-)
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              of cancers are completely curable if caught early enough. Those with advanced cancer that is removed, regresses, disappears, or ceases to be cancerous are considered in remission for 5 years.  If it does not recur during those 5 years and requires no treatment during that 5 years, they are considered cured.

              Often, when it comes back after 5 years, it's not the same cancer, but a different one. There are over 100 different types of cancer and each requires a different treatment.

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              by Noddy on Tue Mar 05, 2013 at 05:54:09 AM PST

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