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Cancer

My righy kidney

04/14/2008

Question:

My righy kidney is five times as large as my left. The left one is working fine. They say my right one is full of cancer. Should I let them take the right one out or fight the cancer with a regime of herbs that are known to work.

Answer:

If the right kidney is the only area suspicious for cancer in your body then surgery is clearly the only way to go. Herbs have been tried before but do not have an effect on a large cancer mass. Some herbs can be of benefit and a lot of doctors are studying herbs as anti-cancer treatment. But at this time the herbs are unable to get inside the cancer to do any work. Feel free to get a second opinion if you have any questions. You owe it to yourself.

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Response by:

Thomas  Olencki, DO Thomas Olencki, DO
Clinical Professor of Medical Oncology
College of Medicine
The Ohio State University