What it means when a Cancer Patient is “In Remission”
There Is No Cure For Cancer!!
No matter how we cut it and no matter how we wish it were so, There IS no cure for Cancer! Just as an alcoholic is never cured, an individual that has had cancer is also never cured ~ they just go into remission.
“Remission” is probably one of the most beautiful words you could hear when your child has been fighting cancer. It may, however not be the end of the line as far as caring may go.
What is Remission?
According to the dictionary, “Remission is abatement in intensity or degree (as in the manifestations of a disease.”)
In plain English, remission is a period of time in which the cancer is “under control.” There are 2 types of Remission:
- Partial Remission: This means that the cancer is responding well to the various treatments and is being held at bay
- Complete Remission:
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