remission


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(ree-mish-un)

A decrease in or disappearance of signs and symptoms of cancer. In partial remission, some, but not all, signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. In complete remission, all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared, although there still may be cancer cells present in the body.

For more information about remission, see Breastcancer.org's Your Response to Treatment page.

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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