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    MarS676 asked a questionBreast Cancer

    Remission, NED, Cured?

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      JennyMiller

      Congratulations!!!
      In October 2012, I asked my Oncologist what I was considered -- in remission? -- cancer free? -- or what. She said "remission" indicates that the disease is still there but inactive whereby, at this time, I had no no evidence of the disease so she pronounced me "CANCER FREE".
      Those words were music to my ears. Now -- if I can just stay that way. My goal is to be on guard but not to be paranoid. I have kept all my follow-up appointments and I will be having Scans on May 3.
      Of course, I am already getting nervous but am trying to maintain that positive attitude that is so
      important. I wish you the best.

      about 4 years ago
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      debco148

      You have no evidence of cancer. Once this occurs you will either do adjunct therapies to prevent such as AI or Tamoxifen, but also lifestyle changes ie diet and exercise. The goal now is no recurrance! I am in the same situation right now myself..check up, blood work, etc every 3 months for the rest of this year. No one knows if it will ever come back so if this continues for 5 years they say you are clear. I don't think remission is a word that applies since if you have no active cancer that needs to be kept at bay, so NED is the correct label for now. It is the time to enjoy your life again, free of treatment and disease!

      about 4 years ago
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      Nancebeth

      Since there is no cure for breast cancer and it can metastasize years later, I was told I will never be cured but can hope to live with NED (no evidence of disease) for the reats of my life. I have been living with NED for 8 months now.

      about 4 years ago
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