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Is there a cure for bronchoalveolar carcinoma?

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD
Hematology & Oncology
Curing bronchoalveolar carcinoma depends on the stage of the cancer. In this video, oncologist Elwyn Cabebe, MD, of Good Samaritan Hospital says that most of these kinds of cancer are found at an early stage.

The most effective way to completely remove the malignant tumors found in bronchoalveolar carcinoma is surgery. People whose tumors are removed surgically have a lesser chance that their cancer will return. However, the long-term prognosis of bronchoalveolar carcinoma depends on what stage the cancer is in when you begin treatment. For instance, one study monitored the five year survival rate of people with three different stages of bronchoalveolar carcinoma. All of the people whose cancer was diagnosed and treated in an early stage (stage one) survived past five years, while those whose cancer was treated in the third or fourth stage had a 60 percent survival rate.

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