Experiences with Remission

Remission is a period of time when cancer treatments are working or the cancer is in control; remission is also when all the signs and symptoms of cancer have gone away and no cancer cells are found. Remission can last for weeks or years. Remission does not mean you are cured. You can be in a state of remission for years and the cancer can still recur. If you are treated after recurrence, then you can re-enter remission. This pattern is common among cancer patients. However, a lot of cancer patients consider complete remissions to be cures when they have hit “the five-year mark”. A partial remission is when the cancer has shrunk but has not completely disappeared.

To be in remission is exciting and relieving for cancer patients; however, it can also be scary. The thought that the cancer could still come back is daunting. WhatNexter’s have admitted that they have had to swallow the fear of recurrence and embrace the state of remission. A lot of cancer patients wrestle with the thought of being in remission versus being cured or balancing the hope of remission versus facing the reality of cancer. A lot of WhatNexter’s wonder, “Is there such a thing as permanent remission?”. The five-year mark is not a guarantee that cancer is gone forever, however it is an extreme accomplishment and gives a reason for congratulations, celebration, and hope.

    • barb61
    • Experience with Hodgkin Disease
    22 days ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    husband been in remission for 6 yrs Thank you God

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    • Homans
    • Experience with B-Cell Lymphoma
    3 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    After two failed chemo treatments, received CAR-T immunotherapy June of 2019, all cancer, tumors gone. Had 1 year follow up scan, st...

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  1. 4 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    After Stem cell transplant in 2019. Last PETSCAN & BYISOPY in June 2020. No cancer found.

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  2. 4 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    It is the third time I hear the words, "Treatment has attained remission." When I first heard it for the first time, I celebrated ...

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    • smlroger
    • Experience with Prostate Cancer
    9 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    tumors pretty much gone. PSA # very very low. Not going back to dr for this one.

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    • suzqz
    • Experience with Clear Cell, Ovarian or F...
    9 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    MRI on 12/5/18, almost a year to the day from diagnosis said NO RESIDUAL SIGN OF DISEASE

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    • Christi
    • Experience with Head & Neck/Throat Cancer
    9 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    5yrs cancer free Jan 3 2018

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    • Lundmusik
    • Experience with Skin Cancer - Melanoma
    10 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    Just had a CT scan that showed suspicious lesions, followed by a Pet/Ct scan that showed no malignancy. I had a stage 3D melanoma an...

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    • mrshondo
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopian...
    10 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    NED one year October 2019

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    • Aroha
    • Experience with Multiple Myeloma
    10 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    11 yrs drug free

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    • medale
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    11 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    October 2019 - clean 6 month CT scan and bloodwork. Next six month follow-up will be CT, bloodwork and colonoscopy.

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    • medale
    • Experience with Adenocarcinoma, Colorec...
    11 months ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    April 2019 - clean 6 month CT scan, bloodwork

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