How many people are being cured of cancer? And how realistic is it at all with timely diagnosis?

How many people are being cured of cancer? And how realistic is it at all with timely diagnosis?

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answers (4)

Answer 1
September, 2021

Most types of tumors have a very good prognosis for survival if diagnosed before the generalization of the process, at the 1st or 2nd stage. Therefore, early diagnosis and timely initiation of treatment are very important. In addition to tumor localizations (breast cancer, stomach cancer, skin cancer), there are immunohistochemical subtypes of tumor cells with varying degrees of aggressiveness. The degree of aggressiveness (malignancy) along with the stage will determine the possibility of achieving indefinite remission as a "cure" option.

Answer 2
September, 2021
  1. Most are cured (in Russia it is more than 50%, in some countries this figure is higher). He says that it is impossible to recover, but that you can enter into permanent remission, is not entirely true. There are tumors (skin cancer) which can be cured in almost 100% of cases. For even more information, just enter "cancer survival" in the search engine and see the results. A particular progress in "cure" over the past 30 years has been in relation to malignant blood diseases - leukemia and lymphoma.

  2. The ability to recover depends on the stage of the disease and on the type of tumor, for some aggressive types of tumors (small cell lung cancer), cure is rare and the task of oncologists is to prolong life as much as possible and improve its quality. Detection of the disease at a late stage also negatively affects the possibility of cure.

  3. Detection of a tumor at an early stage does not guarantee a cure, but makes the likelihood of such an outcome higher (but it should be noted that not for all types of tumors). So passing an adequate screening for cervical cancer almost completely guarantees the detection of early changes and their complete cure, at the same time, for pancreatic cancer there are no adequate ways to find a tumor at the early stage necessary for cure.

  4. Early diagnosis and screening not only have positive effects, but this is the topic of a separate post.

  5. Cancer is not a sentence. This is just a diagnosis. There are many other diseases with much greater problems to cure.

Answer 3
September, 2021

There is no concept of "cure" in oncology. But there is a concept of persistent remission. The biology of tumor growth is such that when a tumor is detected, even in the early stages, there is no guarantee of the absence of metastases.

In addition, there are problems with the formation of treatment-induced tumors.

Answer 4
September, 2021

In the vast majority of cases, survival directly depends on the stage of the disease and the molecular profile of the tumor.

In other words, with timely diagnosis, everyone can be cured. Forever and ever. Honestly.

My browser let me down, but you can always check me

https://surveillance.cancer.gov/statistics/

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