Originally posted by sonhouse
So the use of such treatments is only short term till the nerves start working again. I would assume the cancer would happen only after extended use of such.
Yes, I assume they are only used short term. Perhaps I should have said 'tumor' rather than cancer to refer to abnormal growth beyond the desired amount. I doubt that such growth would be malignant in this case, but it could still cause problems, and allowing the treatment to affect other parts of the body may cause problems.
My point was that the body is always a delicate balance between growth enhancers and suppression and the suppression is typically just as important as the enhancers.
As an example, people who take steroids to enhance muscle growth can have negative side effects.