Friday, 27 July 2018

Complete remission

«The disappearance of all signs of cancer in response to treatment. This does not always mean the cancer has been cured. Also called complete response [1].» «Complete remission can also be described by some doctors as no evidence of disease (NED) [2]». «Remission may also refer to the disease-free period. Although remission is a word that can be used in relation to any cancer, it is most associated with leukemia and Hodgkin's disease and the other lymphomas [3].» «Remission is almost always the result of some form of cancer treatment, such as radiation or chemotherapy [not surgery], although there are documented cases in which cancer goes into remission on its own [4].»
Bibliographic references:
[1] NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms. National Cancer Institute. https://www.cancer.gov/publications/dictionaries/cancer-terms/def/complete-remission. Accessed July 27, 2018.
[2] What Is Cancer Remission?. Mesothelioma + Asbestos Awareness Center. https://www.maacenter.org/blog/what-is-cancer-remission/. Accessed July 27, 2018.
[3] Sarg M, Gross A. The Cancer Dictionary. 3rd ed. New York: Facts on Fire; 2007:268.
[4] Cancer Remission Definition - Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, P.A. - SERO - Treat Cancer. Southeast Radiation Oncology Group, P.A. - SERO - Treat Cancer. https://treatcancer.com/blog/cancer-remission-definition/. Accessed July 27, 2018.