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Old 05-05-2004, 07:41 PM   #2
Join Date: Jan 2004
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Juliebrat HB User
Re: Bone Cancer question

It would all depend on type, spread, her doctors preferences, HER preferences, her general health, how well she tolerates the amputation, ect, ect... These types of cancers are now more than 80% curable with surgery alone if no metastasis has been found. There really may not be a need for further treatment if the cancer was indeed found early, before spread. Chemo can be damaging to healthy cells. So, if there truly is no metastasis, I would think the surgery may very well be a cure for this girl. But, like I said. It depends on many factors, and isn't very cut and dry.