• Question: What is the best theory of curing cancer

    Asked by mrdoback to Mariam, Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo on 24 Jun 2010 in Categories: . This question was also asked by cottonspin, futurescientist.
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      Joanna Watson answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      The best way to cure cancer is to take out or kill all of the cancer cells that are in a person. That’s what all the cancer treatments try to do – it can be really difficult though.

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      Gioia Cherubini answered on 17 Jun 2010:

      The earlier you detect cancer, the easier is to treat it and get read of it, because the cells haven’t developed any other mutations that would make them resistant to treatments.

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      Mariam Orme answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      To cure cancer, you have to get rid of all the cancer cells from the body.
      There are lots of different theories for new ways to do this more effectively than the existing treatments, but we just don’t know which are good and which are bad – that’s why there are so many people doing cancer research and testing the theories.

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      Leo Garcia answered on 24 Jun 2010:

      The best way of curing cancer is to kill off 100% of the cancer cells, either by physically removing them via surgery, or by killing the cells with radiation of toxic drugs.