BrownBagger wrote:Post treatment, I'm certainly hoping we got any and all cancer cells that might have been present in my body. But I'm just wondering, if we didn't, does that necessarily mean a recurrence or mets? Can your body's immune system find and kill cancer cells without any outside intervention?
kimmercans wrote:... lifestyle modification....mostly through diet. I have been extremely disappointed in the LACK of education from my oncology team regarding this MOST important aspect of treatment.
Dori wrote:Somewhere along the line I came to the conclusion that our immune systems had lost the ability to recognize our individual cancers (which is what allowed the cancer to develop into tumor(s), instead of being nipped in the bud early on). Was I mistaken? I would like to believe that my body still has the ability to recognize MY colon cancer and to destroy some of the circulating cells or micro metastases, I just thought that wasn't the case.
Can anyone clear this up for me? Disclaimer--I'm a smart enough person, but not when it comes to science and medicine, so I need a little help.
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