How do you count remission?

yesyes2
yesyes2 Member Posts: 591
Hope every one is doing well this evening. I'm wondering if anyone knows when you start counting the time you start remission? I was in remission after my second cycle of RCHOP in December 2009. However I believe doctors count from when you finish treatment, which for me would be February of this year. So at what month would I be one year disease free? Does anyone know? And yes, I know I have many months to go before we are there.
Thanks,
Leslie

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  • vinny59
    vinny59 Member Posts: 1,032
    Ah Leslie I love that word REMISSION!!!!! when I had my head and neck cancer they counted after you are completely done treatment........ Good news either way!!!! Vinny
  • debra26
    debra26 Member Posts: 4
    vinny59 said:

    Ah Leslie I love that word REMISSION!!!!! when I had my head and neck cancer they counted after you are completely done treatment........ Good news either way!!!! Vinny

    Does the count start after chemo or after radiation?
  • dixiegirl
    dixiegirl Member Posts: 1,043 Member
    debra26 said:

    Does the count start after chemo or after radiation?

    Me?
    I think it's from the first clean scan, whenever that may be. BUT I believe we are survivors from DAY ONE of diagnosis.

    Just my opinion.
    Beth