• Question: how come some people can survive cancer and some people dont????????????????

    Asked by helen1 to Gioia, Iain, Jo, Leo, Mariam on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
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      Joanna Watson answered on 16 Jun 2010:

      That’s a really good question Helen.
      It depends a lot on what type of cancer it is and how early it is diagnosed. It also depends on how healthy the person was before they got cancer. We don’t know all the reasons that some people survive and some don’t, and there are researchers still studying it.

    • Photo: Mariam Orme

      Mariam Orme answered on 21 Jun 2010:

      It depends on many things, including how advanced the cancer was when it was diagnosed, what type of cancer it is, and the general health of the person (apart from the cancer, I mean).