Dec 09, 2003 - 9:45 am
My doctor said there is a small chance of metastatic cancer being cured, he didn't give the number, but said he had one patient who had a "complete response", so I realize it must be a very small persentage.
Then I posted a thread in Metastatic Cancer Forum and received a reply from a lady: "Metastatic cancer is VERY RARELY cured - it is often kept in check for months - or a year or so - but then the drug stops working because those cancer cells mutate much like all the bacteria and bugs in our world - smarter than we are." (see my thread "Metastatic colon cancer" for her reply). If this is true, it's pretty depressing.