Spontaneous regression of cancer is an extremely rare event where a malignant tumor disappears in the absence of anticancer treatment [1-3].
Spontaneous regression of cancer after lymph node biopsy has been reported in other types of cancers.
Spontaneous regression of cancer was first defined by Everson and Cole in 1959 as the partial or complete disappearance of a malignant tumour without any treatment.
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(2) Papac RJ, "Spontaneous regression of cancer
," Cancer Treatment Reviews 1996; 22(6): 395-428.
The case was written up in the Hawaii Medical Journal in 2000 in an article about complete spontaneous regression of cancer
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Spontaneous regression of cancer
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As a point of reference, first consider surgeon Ewan Cameron and Nobel laureate Linus Pauling's book Cancer and Vitamin C, namely the chapter "Spontaneous Regression of Cancer
Cole wrote a celebrated little book on the topic, Spontaneous Regression of Cancer
. (1) Spontaneous regressions remain poorly understood and have generally been thought to occur very rarely.