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what does out of remission mean

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
19 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Variable: "remission" is a tricky word/concept. A simple definition is no evidence of disease (ned). However, with newer molecular detection methods we can fin ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Sometimes: For cancer, "remission" means we can't detect cancer in your body. You might have cancer cells somewhere that we can't see. In other diseases, remissi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
43 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: It all depends upon the type of leukemia. Leukemia is not one disease and response rates vary according to the type of leukemia.
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A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
See details: The criteria vary from doctor to doctor. My criteria is the absence of symptoms, a normal exam and normal sed rate and/or crp.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
36 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: This depends on the cancer and the type of chemotherapy. There are instances where cancer is already in remission before even starting chemotherapy. I ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
It depends: Talk to your child's rheumatologist to discuss the likely outcomes for your child.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
20 years experience Rheumatology
See below: If you are having a flare, technically you are active and are not in remission.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kenneth Merriman
46 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
There is no cure : It means it is not presently active which can occurel all by it self or it can occur because of treatment in either case there is, unfortunately, so ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Ask your doctor: Such questions are better explained by your treating doctor, but you have to ask them him/hr. Your WBC count is still a bit high. It is easy to get C ... Read More
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A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
49 years experience Medical Oncology
Yes that is possible: Cancer can be cured with modern therapies. If it is in complete remission then it means no visible Cancer cells. Some such patients will be cured and ... Read More
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