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what remission might mean was posted 04/30/2004 01:21 pm by Ron
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I have heard remission used in reference to lymphoma. There are 2 types of remission- clinical remission is when the symptoms of the disease are gone. The other type of remission (I forget the term for it) is when the medical tests show no more sign of cancer.

I assume the doctor is talking about some sort of clinical remission, that is the cancer is not causing any symptoms at the moment. This means very little with pancreatic cancer, which is aggressive and has certainly not gone away. Symptoms could show up at any time. A doctor who uses this term in this situation probably has not dealt with this disease very much...that would worry me too.

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