Early study found it had high accuracy, but experts say it won't replace colonoscopy anytime soon
by stu46 on Fri Feb 04, 2011 07:47 AM
Hi. I have just been reading some research that indicates that going all out for remission, may not be best.
Robert gatensby of Moffat Cancer Center says it might according to his mathematical model and reasearch be better to live with it and control it.
researching with mice he found that chemo could almost completely eliminate their cancer, however it always came back and eventually killed them (mutant resistant cancer cells)
But experimenting with another group, using small doses of chemo only when neccessary he was able to keep them alive to old age, even though they still had cancer.
Ok we are humans not mice, but I always get the feeling oncologists go over the top, large doses of triple cocktail chemo, and they are unhappy if you are not feeling sick to death
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