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Does imitinef mercilet cure blood cancer?

Hi I just received a forwarded mail from one of my friends saying "'Imitinef Mercilet' is a medicine which cures blood cancer. Its available free of cost at "Adyar Cancer Institute in Chennai". Please advice, is this a true information or just a false one. Thanks Sibi

Wed, 29 Jul 2015
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Thanks for your question on Health Care Magic.
I can understand your concern.
Cancer is not curable. It can not be removed for the body.
It can be controlled through surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
For blood cancer, remission is the word used for controlled stage.
So to keep blood cancer in remission, imitinib is used.
It is newer monoclonal antibody, helps in many blood cancers like AML and CML.
It does not help in all blood cancer. It also does not cure blood cancer. It just keep blood cancer in remission.
So don't believe blindly in such messages.
Hope I have solved your query.
Wish you good health. Thanks.
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