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What does out of remission mean

A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Thompson
Hematology and Oncology 20 years experience
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
Dr. Keith Stockerl-Goldstein
Hematology and Oncology 30 years experience
Relapse: Out of remission means that a cancer that was in remission after therapy has relapsed.

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Dr. LINDILE SOGA
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Recent infection?: Blood test results are best interpreted in the context of your clinical presentation. Your treating doctor who ordered the tests is best placed to exp... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Unclear info: IgM level of 8,42 is not elevated. All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usual... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
Medical Oncology 22 years experience
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
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Gold
Internal Medicine 44 years experience
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.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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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.
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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
Hematology and Oncology 37 years experience
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 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
See below: If you are having a flare, technically you are active and are not in remission.
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Dr. Kenneth Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery 47 years experience
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
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Tracy Lovell
Rheumatology 21 years experience
It depends: Talk to your child's rheumatologist to discuss the likely outcomes for your child.

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