Since cancer covers more than 200 diseases, it makes sense that different varieties which require different approaches to saving the lives of their victims. From the perspective of Brawley, a healing that occurs when the disease has disappeared and is not likely to return, and the person it is likely that grow old and die of something totally foreign. Reid wants to put it in terms of years of survival with pancreatic cancer, which normally live within six months after the diagnosis, is likely to cure if you are still alive five years after surgery, he said. But breast cancer can return even after 10 years, he said. Nearly 11 million people living in the United States had a history of any type of cancer to starting from 2005, according to the latest statistics of the monitoring of the National Institute of the Cancer Epidemiology and end results database. Progress, however. For the men of America, the risk of death from cancer is 20 percent less than it was 20 years ago, Brawley, he said. Rates of new diagnoses of cancer and deaths for men and women at the same time USA.UU. It fell for the first time since it began in 1998, according to a report published in November in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. There are cancers that respond well to drugs for several years. Patients with gastrointestinal stromal tumors tend to tolerate medications, so, for example, said Reid. I have many patients who come back and say, except for the fact that you tell me I have cancer, I don’t know, he said. But after a while, the cells of these patients of mutate and evolve to become resistant to the drugs, finding ways to prevent cancer almost any drug, said Reid. Some breast cancer patients taking medications for 10 years to prevent recurrence, said Dr.