Biology Question #522, a 15 year old female from Orland Park asks on January 7, 2002,

Is there a way to actually eliminate the cancer from every infected cell in the body to truly cure a cancer patient?

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The answer

Barry Shell answered on January 7, 2002

Certainly, for some cancers. Perhaps you know someone in which the cancer was cured. However, this is not true for all forms of cancer. Also, even after the cancer is eliminated in all cells, it may still come back later after months or years. There is no guarantee.

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