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 Terminally Ill? Should we have the right to die?
Should it be the individuals right to decide, without the interference of others, when all hope of any quality of life has gone....

 Why Is Smoking Marijuana Considered Medical For Cancer Patients If Marijuana can Cause Cancer Too?
I am not anti-marijuana. In fact I think that the drug war has failed, and will continue too. But how does it help cancer patients if it can gradually cause cancer too?...

 Cancer Question?
If no one in your family on your mom or dad side has never had cancer could you still get it?...

 Has anyone gone through this?
Well on March 13 my right hand started feeling funny like you know when your foot get asleep and you start feeling like a tingling sensation that's what i started feeling and its been like this ...

 there's a small hump in backside of head,near neck ,will it be cancer?
I had 2 road accidents both times hit the head,then later on after 2yrs i got swelling (a hump) in right side of head.Can there be fiber accumulation??I feel it gradually increase its size.Do I need ...

 Cancer- partner refusing treatment?
hi. My partner is 26 and was diagnosed with breast cancer and had a lumpectomy. The biopsy showed the cancer was a HER2 receptive type which is a relatively agreessive form. However she is refusing ...

 HOW COME THERE ISN'T A CURE TO CANCER, asked my 12 year old son...?

 How were you told you have cancer?
i missed my mentrual cycle since mid january so i made an appointment with my gyno for a pap. i was hoping to get a diagnosis for why i wasn't having my AF. turns out i have almost stopped ...

 Facts about the brain!!?
I have a school project and need some COOL IMPORTANT
facts about the brain need help if it is good i will give you best ...

 Could this lump in my neck be cancer? I'm only 13.?
Recently I found a little hard lump on my neck. It's about pea sized, I can push it hard but it doesn't really move and it's still under my skin.

My Dad had cancer and his ...

 Is this a sign of Cancer or something else?
My girl friend has told me about mysterious bruises on her legs, thighs and calves. i asked her if she bruises easy and she dont and she said they dont hurt. im kinda worried that it could be ...

 im 33w pregnant and my dad has been getting radiation treatment for brain cancer..?
is it safe to be around him? someone told me that i should be careful since im pregnant..but it doesnt really make much sense. im not the one getting the treatments he is. im just curious if it could ...

 Do mp3s give you the same tumors cellphones do?

 My mom has died of cancer and I'm 15, will this pain heal?
I saw her last breath and was holding her hand, I said all I needed to say. But I have this empty feeling and I cry anytime I know she should be where I am. This empty feeling is the worse feeling in ...

 She said i could get cancer!!!!! HELP!!!?
Me and my friend had a bad fight she beat me up bad im cover in black and blue bruises my mum said that i could get cancer from bruises if i keep getting in fights i will get cancer from the bruises ...

 Is Breast Cancer genetic?

 I receive chemotherapy once a week and I was wondering over the weekend...once the drug is put into my vein ?
and starts to circulate through my body....where does it go...? Does it stay in my body forever...do i pass it with my other waste....?
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 Is cannabis just as likely to cause lung cancer as cigarettes?

 can this possibly be a sign of cancer?
when i bend my back i feel this bump. i don't know if it could be a cancerous tumor.
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its almost near my spine. its been there for about a few months....

 How can i lift up a cancer patient's spirit ?
specially dat a very nice doctor told us dat he only has 2 years 2 live!!!and please i need 2 know what's the point of tellin a patient these stuff,,i know it's all a matter of statistics ...

I hv heard tht a cancer patient can't live more than 6-7 yrs after having chemotherapy...Is it right or wrong?
This question is regarding intestinal cancer...is it true that a person can't survive more than six to seven years after being treated through chemotherapy?I hope i'll get appropriate answers.

true, i now someone who died. so sad. i cried. my friend. i cried.

yes its true unfortunately my grandpa had cancer he lived 5 and 1/2 years then past....

If you mean a person won't live more than 7 years after having chemotherapy in the past, that is not true at all.
If you mean they'll die if they have chemotherapy continuously for 7 years, I don't think they'd put someone through that for 7 years, and I don't know any reason that it'd take so long. They probably would die, because chemotherapy doesn't only damage cancerous cells, but if they haven't gotten rid of the cancer after that long, it would have spread too far into the body for the chemo to do any good anyway.

well if they use marijuana they will survive longer
chemo, you have no hunger, and pain
marijuana gives you munchies, hence nurition your once starved body, and kill the pain better than oxys in a double blind study
it all depends on the person , you can never tell for sure, but its wrong to jail patients for using effective medicine.


It depends on the reason they had chemotherapy. Most procedures have statistics for how long the average survival rate is per year after surgury/chemo is done.

It depends on so many things how long a person will live after it. Some people live shorter and people live longer.

Thats a very complicated question. Chemotheraphy is for patient suffering for cancer that still can be treated. Chemotheraphy is used to destroy cancer cells by stopping them from growing and multiplying, it delivers nausea and vomiting afterwards or during the process. If the patient is in late stage being treated and diagnosis continues on growing and mutiplying inspite of chemotheraphy, the patient more likely will not last for 3 months. If the patient was diagnosed early and continues on chemotheraphy, the patient cancer more likely to advance treatment and slow down in growing and multiplying, the result of cancer will end in 2 or 4 years of continues chemotheraphy. Anyone whose using chemotheraphy has no guaranteed of saving life, although it has change so many lives. I Hope this help your questions.

penny b
no that is not true every individual is different ,don't listen to any body's advice but your doctor.


I beat cancer!
That is definitely not true. According to adjuvantonline, a website for medical professionals, my odds of being alive in ten years are 93%. If I never had cancer, my odds would be 97% (as they factor in all causes of death). I've known people that have survived well past the ten year mark.

nooooooooooo nooooooo nooooooo
it is very possible that they will live much longer.
Even if the docto says they won't...
they could still live a full life

The answer to this question lays in the hand of the Father. Only he can determine when it's time.

Stella B
I underwent chemotherapy 20yrs ago and survived, though not for intestinal cancer. In the intervening years while awaiting the all clear I saw many people who shouldn't have survived beat the disease, while others with a great chance of recovery succumbed and died. There are a multitude of factors involved and no-one can predict the outcome of any particular case. One thing I did learn though is that your mindset plays a large role in the final outcome.

It depends on the person; not everyone dies. There are many, many cancer survivors of 10 years or more than underwent chemo. What really makes the difference is the WILL to survive. You have to fight - every day - to beat the disease. It can be done.

Pedro S
100% wrong...some live 10,,15 or 20 yrs....intestinal cancer does have lower "cure rate" than some cancer but tjhere is no limit on living

Wrong, My Grandpa had Chemotherapy over 15 years ago and he is still alive. He is in his mid 80's now. He had colon cancer. He living strong and gets around great just like if he was 60.

I'm not sure that I understand your question. Do you mean while undergoing treatment? It is difficult for a person to remain on chemotherapy for six or seven years, but it can be done. I know people who are on low dose maintenance drugs and their cancer is treated as a chronic disease. Maintenance (metronomic) chemotherapy is used when the patient's cancer is stable and not exhibiting any sign of progression.

Often the patient has elected not to have surgery to remove the tumors or the tumor is considered inoperable. There are some low dose drugs (etoposide) that can maintain that stability . (I should emphasive that it is always preferable to have complete removal of the tumors, but when that is not possible than maintenance drugs can be used).

I also know people who have completed high dose chemotherapy, stem cell transplant, radiation, and surgery . . they have 'no evidence of disease' and are ten years or more out that treatment. They are called cancer survivors. Lance Armstrong had chemotherapy and surgery more than ten years ago and he's doing fine.

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