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What does out of remission mean?

What does out of remission mean?

Relapse: Out of remission means that a cancer that was in remission after therapy has relapsed. ...Read more

Remission (Definition)

This is related to act of remitting. A condition or period n which something is remitted. It is not a cure. Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition partial remission means some ...Read more


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If a disease is in remission, does that mean that it is cured?

If a disease is in remission, does that mean that it is cured?

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, remission usually means temporarily gone or not causing symptoms. I use the word "remission" in cancers that are gone for now, but have a high chance of returning. I use the word "cure" only when I am quite certain the cancer is never coming back. ...Read more

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What are the chances of coming out of remission of leukemia?

What are the chances of coming out of remission of leukemia?

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. ...Read more

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What is the criteria for remission for jra? Can you out grow jra?

What is the criteria for remission for jra? Can you out grow jra?

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. ...Read more

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When after a chemo cycle until you find out if you are in remission?

When after a chemo cycle until you find out if you are in remission?

Depends: This depends on the cancer and the type of chemotherapy. There are instances where cancer is already in remission before even starting chemotherapy. If cancer is active before chemotherapy, in general, it may take 2-4 cycles to determine if someone is in remission. ...Read more

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Can my child out grow jra? I read she can and also read she can't they jra is a life long condition but can have remission and flares

Can my child out grow jra? I read she can and also read she can't they jra is a life long condition but can have remission and flares

Can outgrow: Many children will see their jra resolve by the late teens or early twenties. This is especially true of the pauciarticular form (4 or less joints involved). The polyarticular form (greater than 4 joints involved) also can frequently resolve, although not as frequently as the milder form. ...Read more

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Why flares do occur when your RA is in a remission and under control. .. What does that mean?!

Why flares do occur when your RA is in a remission and under control. .. What does that mean?!

See below: If you are having a flare, technically you are active and are not in remission. ...Read more

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What does it mean when RA is under remission? Does that mean its cured for a while? Or what!?

What does it mean when RA is under remission? Does that mean its cured for a while? Or what!?

Remission: A remission is a temporary end to the medical signs and symptoms of an incurable disease. Think of it as a period in which the disease is not active. ...Read more

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I have cml and I am remission. What does this mean? Wbc is 16, 900.

I have cml and I am remission. What does this mean? Wbc is 16, 900.

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 CML into remission which means a WBC count of < 10, 000 and disappearance of your genetic abnormality which is called philadelphia chromosome. The modern treatments are also expected to produce a molecular remission...Ask your doctor about what you hav. ...Read more

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Cancer: If it is in remission can that mean that cancer may not return at all? What tests shows there are no cancer cells?

Cancer: If it is in remission can that mean that cancer may not return at all? What tests shows there are no cancer cells?

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 live a normal life. But some patients do relapse with time, so you have to remain under surveillance and be checked regularly. We have many tests that can show a tumor but all such tests have some false nehgative results which means they are not 100% ...Read more

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What does it means that my fibromyalgia is under remission. I stopped taking effexor&lyrica 1 month ago&i am feeling great now. Why?

What does it means that my fibromyalgia is under remission. I stopped taking effexor&lyrica 1 month ago&i am feeling great now. Why?

Central pain clock!: Fibromyalgia is a central nervous system pain processing disorder. Many factors come into play: fatigue, sleep, depression, tension & anxiety from family & work. An increase in physical activity helps! I suspect some of these have improved in your favor. ...Read more

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If my lupus is "in remission" does that mean my immune system is functioning normally? Or will it still funct differently than a normal immune system?

Still abnormal: Lupus in remission does not equal normal immune seem. Unfortunately, the system is now primed to react to various proteins in the blood, and the disease pattern will be heterogenous. Good medical care can substantially reduce the morbidity associated with lupus so even if you feel reasonably well you need to keep up with your physicians! ...Read more

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I have cushings. When I get surgery to get the pituitary tumor out how good a chance is it that I will have permanent remission?

I have cushings. When I get surgery to get the pituitary tumor out how good a chance is it that I will have permanent remission?

Depends: A good neurosurgeon experienced in pitutiary gland resection can have an 80-90% cure rate right out of the gate if the patient is well chosen. There is a recurrence rate of between 5-10% which is not necessarily dependent upon the skill of the surgeon. Most studies available show a clear positive correlation between the experience of the surgeon and the success rate in this procedure. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a brain tumor is in remission?

What does it mean when a brain tumor is in remission?

No evidence of tumor: It means that there is no evidence of active disease as assessed by an MRI and perhaps a pet scan. This does not mean that there is not micropscopic disease which can grow--hence the rationale for surveillance scans to monitor the status of the patient. ...Read more

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Having uc but in remission. Developed infection and tests showed wbc/mpf-25-30 34? What does it mean?

Clarification Needed: I believe you are referring to wbc/hpf (from a urine sample). This refers to the number of white blood cells that are visible under high power field magnification. The 25-30 is the number of cells visible, which indicates an urinary tract infection. ...Read more

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What does high blast cells mean that show up in a regular cbc? I have leukemia n can't go into remission, so I feel like my doctor has given up on me.

What does high blast cells mean that show up in a regular cbc? I have leukemia n can't go into remission, so I feel like my doctor has given up on me.

Consult: I'm sorry about your illness. Some types of leukemia are often curable; others are not. The fact that you have written tells me that this is time for a review by a second specialist in leukemia -- not because I suspect error, but because communication may have broken down. You have an absolute right both to clear answers (outlook, options) and to feel cared-for regardless of your illness's course. ...Read more

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Had 12 rpt tests of cal/pth (10.*/40), dr (s) keep saying its nothing and just 'watch it'. I have symptoms in/out remission, told its anxiety. Give up?

Had 12 rpt tests of cal/pth (10.*/40), dr (s) keep saying its nothing and just 'watch it'. I have symptoms in/out remission, told its anxiety. Give up?

I can't imagine: Why you would have had so many tests, after they keep coming back normal. Symptoms don't make disease, that's where your doctor's training and expertise fit in. Listen to your doctor and look for another explanation for your symptoms, whatever they are (because hyperparathyroidism is generally asymptomatic). ...Read more

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If I bring my thyroid antibodies down to almost 0, does that mean that my hashimotos will be in "remission? "

If I bring my thyroid antibodies down to almost 0, does that mean that my hashimotos will be in "remission? "

Not likeky: To occur. Hashimoto's can, like all "autoimmune" disorders wax and wane. So a score of zero could just be a normal variant. HRS, MD, FACC ...Read more

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What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?

What does it mean when the CA19-9 level goes back to the normal range when someone has pancreatic cancer? Is this a sign of remission?

Well....: If it was elevated before surgery and now is normal, I would say it is a very good thing BUT, that as of itself does not mean it is in remission or that it will stay that way. Cancer can exist in microscopic form and often there is no way to know for sure, be it with labs or even with scans. Such patient will need long term follow up and maybe even consider post operative therapy. Best 2U! ...Read more

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My boyfriend is coming out of remission of colon cancer the doctors told him that he would not beat it this time. He saaigned a waiver of treatment bu?

My boyfriend is coming out of remission of colon cancer the doctors told him that he would not beat it this time. He saaigned a waiver of treatment bu?

Incomplete question: Sorry - but this question was cut off - so not sure what you are asking. Consider re-submitting with clarification. Sorry to hear about your boyfriend's cancer. ...Read more

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Recently diagnosis with lupus sle. Doc called today saying my ANA test levels went from a 179 to 17. Does that mean I'm close to remission or med working?

Recently diagnosis with lupus sle. Doc called today saying my ANA test levels went from a 179 to 17. Does that mean I'm close to remission or med working?

ANA: ANA are not used to follow disease activity with lupus or any other autoimmune disease. In lupus, we will follow dsdna and complement levels to assess disease activity in lupus. Is there any chance that your doctor meant a dsdna instead of an ana. ...Read more

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Someone I know has Stage 3 Liver Cancer, but it's "in remission." What does that mean? What is their outlook on life. They have to get liver transplant

Someone I know has Stage 3 Liver Cancer, but it's "in remission." What does that mean? What is their outlook on life. They have to get liver transplant

Liver cancer: Can be a very serious illness. If it is "in remission", then there is usually no evidence of cancer currently, although there is a high rate of recurrence regardless. If the patient is being considered for a liver transplant, there is probably no evidence of cancer growth seen at this time. The long-term prognosis depends on many factors, and it is impossible to comment on that here. Good luck. ...Read more

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Rsd remis. 8yrs arth in hips, back. Hands knees feet hurt not resp. To meds is the rsd coming out of remission?

Rsd remis. 8yrs arth in hips, back. Hands knees feet hurt not resp. To meds is the rsd coming out of remission?

Doubt it: The antiquated term RSD is good to think of after major trauma (eg. Fractures to long bones). Highly unusual for RSD to affect hips and back, especially as an upshot of "arthritis." I'd consider another opinion to begin with before thinking anything were coming "out of remission." Your symptoms as described more likely related to arthritis which itself progresses & can be resistant to treatment. ...Read more

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I recently found out my mom has stage 4 non-small aderno (spreading) lung cancer is there any chance of remission? It's in her lungs-tailbone-neck

Not curable but...: There are some chemotherapy protocols that may give her a some good time. Make the most of whatever she has left. I'm sorry about your mom and hope that you will still find things to enjoy and to give meaning to this difficult time. ...Read more

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Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml

Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml

Hsp: Hsp doesn't cause any changes in platelet count. I am not sure what do you mean been in and out of remission. The chronic issues with hsp is the blood in the urine, butost of the time it is microscopic. Blood pressure need to be monitored. If you have other issues with platelet count, you probably need to see hematologist to help you sort it out ...Read more

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What is remission?  

What is remission?  

Pause: It is in essence a "pause" in a disease process. It isn't cured, but it's not active either. This can be brief or long term. ...Read more

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When do I know when I have "achieved" remission.

Remission: When symptoms no longer are present, in a chronic illness. Recurrence is possible. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: remission?

Act of remitting: This is related to act of remitting. A condition or period n which something is remitted. It is not a cure.
Complete remission means that there is no sign or symptoms of the condition like cancer or another condition
partial remission means some sign and symptoms remain. ...Read more