• Have you seen this new vaccine that is said to have wiped out breast cancer in a patient?

    Asked by Julesmom on Monday, October 21, 2019

    Have you seen this new vaccine that is said to have wiped out breast cancer in a patient?

    I know it's only the beginning and this is just one person but I think this is what is to come. I read this article just now Trial vaccine wipes out breast cancer in Florida patient
    https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/trial-vaccine-wipes-out-breast-cancer-in-florida-patient

    9 Answers from the Community

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    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Julesmom, this is so exciting!! I would have exactly what that woman did.....thought about 10 seconds and asked where do I sign up.

      30 days ago
    • Bengal's Avatar
      Bengal

      I am always the skeptic but this sounds like it has promise. However, she had "a double mastectomy to assure the cancer was completely out" of her body. Assure? My surgeon to!d me there are NO assurances.

      30 days ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Bengal, that was my thought as well. I’ve been told the best they will say is no evidence of disease. Never “cure”. I’m impressed this came from Mayo. I had care there in my mid 20’s and they still follow me yearly, 40 yrs later. I hope this vaccine really does have the ability to ward off cancer. A preventative vaccine would be even better. They have successfully developed the HPV vaccine, so.....

      30 days ago
    • ChildOfGod4570's Avatar
      ChildOfGod4570

      Yes, if they develop a vaccine that could cure or even prevent cancer, just think of the possibilities! Can you imagine one day hearing your doctor say "You have cancer." and your reaction is "Oh crud, I really hate needles. Let's get it over with." No more "death sentences", no more chemo, no more radiation, no more having to be cut open. This was in our local news, and I found it exciting! HUGS and God bless.

      29 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      I am extremely skeptical. The fact that it came from a local news report, but was not mentioned in the proceedings of ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology), SABCS (the annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium) or Clinical Oncology News speaks volumes. One patient does not prove anything. Get back to me after a scientifically valid, double-blind trial and I might listen. Otherwise, this is one more bright shiny object that may cause patients to forgo proven treatment and demand this experimental vaccine.

      28 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      Oh, and the controversy over the "double mastectomy to assure that the cancer was completely out" speaks not to poor medical advicee nor even to the patient's lack of information: it is a hallmark of sensationalist reporting by journalists who have no real expertise in health, medicine or its vocabulary. This is especially characteristic of freelancers and small-city reporters. I trust only a couple of health reporters who are not themselves physicians: the NYTimes' Gina Kolata (who is specializes in writing about cancer) and Jane Brody (whose nutritional advice, alas, is stuck in the 1950s).

      28 days ago
    • Ashera's Avatar
      Ashera

      Sigh....

      23 days ago
    • ChicagoSandy's Avatar
      ChicagoSandy

      I should clarify that the two NYT reporters I mentioned are among the only *non-physician* medical journalists I trust. Physicians generally know whereof they write.

      23 days ago
    • Dawsonsmom's Avatar
      Dawsonsmom

      Apparently there are some clinical trials using vaccines for breast cancer. I have not read any of the studies but find this hopeful.

      21 days ago

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