meaning of remmision

i never get the same anwser i here its gone it there just no spreading. an anwser to this would be so [appreaticad ]suddenly i forgot how to spell the word. denise

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  • allmost60
    allmost60 Member Posts: 3,178
    Hi Denise...
    I hope this will answer your question....Love..Sue (FNHL-2-3A-6/10)
    Remission:
    A period during which symptoms of disease are reduced (partial remission) or disappear (complete remission). With regard to cancer, remission means there is no sign of it on scans or when the doctor examines you. Doctors use the word 'remission' instead of cure when talking about cancer because they cannot be sure that there are no cancer cells at all in the body. So the cancer could come back in the future, although there is no sign of it at the time.
    "The tumor-free time period, and is dated from the first, not the last, therapy session. Patients with tumors that recur within one month of treatment ending are considered to have had no remission. Disappearance of all disease is complete remission; reduction tumor size by more than 50 percent is considered partial remission."
  • COBRA666
    COBRA666 Member Posts: 2,401 Member
    Denise,
    Sue has it right on the nose. My treatments ended on Sept.2010. My scan was done on Oct. 15th and there was no sign of the disease. I was in remission. My next scan was read in March 2011 and still no signs. John
  • Faith_
    Faith_ Member Posts: 56
    COBRA666 said:

    Denise,
    Sue has it right on the nose. My treatments ended on Sept.2010. My scan was done on Oct. 15th and there was no sign of the disease. I was in remission. My next scan was read in March 2011 and still no signs. John

    I pray for complete remission from cancer, for my husband. And all cancer patients!!!!
  • Michele23
    Michele23 Member Posts: 168
    Faith_ said:

    I pray for complete remission from cancer, for my husband. And all cancer patients!!!!

    Ditto
    I'll second that.Hard to believe all the things in this world they have found cures for but not cancer.Is someone making too much money maybe?Happy day to all,Michele Dx95FNHL3