• diagnoses questions

    Asked by Nonnie917 on Tuesday, April 2, 2013

    diagnoses questions

    Occassionally I will read where a person has finished treatment say 3 years ago, but their diagnoses was 5 years ago. What does this mean? It has me confused.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Peroll's Avatar

      In some cases the time frames that the site uses for diagnosisn and treatment are not too exact so it may be difficult to know for sure, but if the person was dianosed five years ago and finshed treatment three years ago they were in treatment for two years. In most cases if a person has not had treatment for three years they were probably cancer free or at least no evidence of disease at the point thy finished treatment. Good Luck

      over 4 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Hi Noonie,
      Sometimes it takes awhile for treatment to work, in the example you gave, the individual may have needed two years of treatment to reach remission

      over 4 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      It means they were in treatment for 2 years. 5-3=2

      over 4 years ago

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