Can Cancer Go Away On Its Own Without Treatment?

Can Cancer Go Away On Its Own Without Treatment?


A common question that many people ask is ‘Can cancer go away on its own?’. While the question deserves a clear explanation, many times the answer is anything but that.  When it comes to cancer, information is usually given from either an overly positive or negative perspective. Very rarely does information come from an unbiased source. And this question is not any different. While this question only has one answer, the way it is presented and explained can be interpreted in many different ways. So as always, we will let the facts speak for themselves and provide you with the best unbiased cancer information available.


Can Cancer Go Away On its Own?

Yes, Caner can go away on its own, but it’s not that simple. While cancer can in fact just disappear for no explainable reason, it is extremely rare. The chances of cancer disappearing with no treatment, are about 1 in 80,000 to about 1 in 100,000. These are the best estimates we have at the moment. Surprisingly, those are better odds then getting hit by lightning which is about 1 in 700,000. Case reports of patients experiencing the disappearance of cancer have been documented for decades. While the exact cause is unknown, case reports at least prove cancer disappearing is in fact a real thing.


Spontaneous Regression.

Spontaneous regression or spontaneous remission are the terms used when cancer disappears on its own. It’s used to describe the disappearance of cancer when the reason for the disappearance is unknown or unexplainable.  It is assumed that spontaneous regression is due to an immune response but the exact trigger is unknown. Some say fevers from an infection can produce a spontaneous regression, but that has yet to be confirmed. Spontaneous regression continues to be a complex phenomenon that we fully don’t understand.


Worse Odds Of Cancer Disappearing.

Individual odds for experiencing a spontaneous regression can be drastically different then the 1 in 100,000 estimate. First, the assumption is that no treatment was used to produce the cancer regression in the first place. This in most cases can’t be verified. Cancer patients can change eating habits, life styles, supplements, etc, all of which can be possible causes of cancer regressions but can’t be properly linked. And if these things caused the regression, these occurrences technically can’t be counted as true spontaneous regressions. Therefore, the numbers used to produce the initial estimate of 1 in 100,000 can be far worse in reality.


Better Odds.

With odds being worse for established or advanced cancers, the opposite is true for early cancer. Chances of cancer going away on its own in the early stages are most likely far better. And probably a significant amount better. But usually this is the cancer you are unaware of.  This is the cancer so small that it has began and disappeared without you even knowing. While this is something very rare for advanced cancer, spontaneous regression might happen to us more often then we think.


Bottom Line.

While we have answered the question, Can cancer go away on its own? it shouldn’t make you feel that your odds for experiencing a spontaneous regression is any better then you thought before. While it is true that cancer can go away on its own, chances are very slim.




Can Cancer Go Away On Its Own Without Treatment? was last modified: January 21st, 2017 by Cancermind
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  1. James 3 years ago

    Have you seen the video, “Cancer can be killed”, on Amazon. They claim other countries like Germany are able to successfully treat cancer without using harmful medications like chemo.

    What do you think of such claims?

    Maybe little bit of mixed bag

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      Cancermind 3 years ago


      It is very possible that a natural and non harmful cancer treatment can help some patients. What you need to be aware of is that every time you hear about some natural cancer cure ( and that is the wrong use of the word cure) it is based on on single case. A personal experience that had a positive outcome. That single case doesn’t provide information about how many times the treatment in question has failed. That’s why clinical trials and cancer studies are so important because they give you critical information that gives you the success and failure rate.

      If one person out of 100 has a positive response to a natural treatment they will go around calling it a cure while in fact the ratio of success would actually make it a failure. This is what most people overlook when listening to testimonials or reading articles that bash conventional treatments. Success stories are rare on both sides but they do in fact exist on the conventional side as well. But of course since conventional methods do so much damage and have a bad reputation a rare success story doesn’t get much attention. The exact opposite is true for natural treatments.

      Immunotherapy which is a conventional treatment can provide amazing, long lasting responses with very little side effects. But it can also cause extreme side effects and provide no benefit at all. Just depends on variations of the individuals unique cancer type and immune system. When you hear anything being called a cure and 100% effective it’s always an indication the statement is untrue and more inaccurate statements are sure to follow. I stop reading at about that point.

  2. James 3 years ago

    I’ve had a little time to read some more on it, it does look like at least some of the clinics over there are ahead of us. No doubt there is a bunch of quackery going on as well, but when someone is terminal, I don’t see why the US doesn’t allow freedom to practice.

    I have slowed down researching as much as my co-worker who had cancer just recently passed. It was disheartening because what she had was a gene mutation called BRAF. Right now there are ongoing clinical trials in the US based on research at Cornell.

    The clinics she went to said there was nothing anyone could do, but since she was terminal and bag of IV vitamin C is $50, why not tell her to give it a try. I tried to get her to look into the Riordan clinics in Kansas, but unfortunately she had given up by the time I had found out about it.

    • Author
      Cancermind 3 years ago

      James I also agree that patients have the right to choose what ever treatment they feel comfortable with. The only problem is that some of these patients are making choices and choosing treatments based on bogus information. This is unfortunate because some might not be terminal and have many options still available to them. Even a terminal status patient should seek the most promising treatment instead of choosing one randomly and thinking they have nothing else to lose. Mine as well do the research and always give yourself the best odds for success. At least that’s the way I would approach it.

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