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What Does Out Of Remission Mean
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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