[General] The antidote/an antidote.

arjitsharma

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Which one should I say?
1. It is the antidote to treat a skin cancer.
2. It is an antidote to treat a skin cancer.
 

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An antidote treats poisoning. Write It is medicine for skin cancer.
 

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It is used to treat skin cancer.

Note that we don't use the indefinite article before "skin cancer" there.
 
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"It is an antidote to treating skin cancer" is the opposite of treating cancer.
 
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