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					Cancer Remission: What Is It Exactly?

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Summary:
Many people seem to have a distorted and incorrect definition of the word
“<b>remission</b>,” as it is used in relation to <b> cancer</b> patients.
Most commonly people seem to believe that going into <b> emission</b>
means that the patient is successfully treated and safe.


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Cancer, Avoiding Cancer, Health, Alternative health Preventing Cancer,
Cancer Remission, Chemotherapy, Healing Cancer, Cancer health articles


Article Body:
Many people seem to have a distorted and incorrect definition of the word
“<b>remission</b>,” as it is used in relation to <b> cancer</b> patients.
Most commonly people seem to believe that going into <b> remission</b>
means that the patient is successfully treated and safe.<br>
However, according to the American Cancer Society,<b> cancer
remission</b> is a “period of time when the cancer is responding to
treatment or is under control. In a complete <b> cancer remission</b>,
all the signs and symptoms of the disease disappear…Complete cancer
remissions may continue for several years and be considered cures.”<br>
So, someone who goes<b> into cancer remission</b> is not showing signs or
symptoms of the cancer. It doesn’t matter how many cancer cells are
still going strong and growing in the body of the patient, for any time
frame that it isn’t causing “signs and symptoms,” the patient is said to
be in remission.<br>
Oddly enough, there isn’t much discussion in the advertisements for
traditional cancer treatments regarding the extension in the length of
life for the patient. And there aren’t many discussions about the
quality of life for the patient.<br>
  These two concepts are not factored in when talking about “<b>cancer
remission</b>” in a patient.Typically speaking, cancer remission refers
to shrinkage in the size of a tumor or to the change in some of the tumor
markers. Tumor markers are substances, usually proteins, which are
produced by the body in response to cancerous growth or tissues.
However, a lot of the markers are also found in non-cancerous conditions
so they aren’t really a good diagnostic tool for cancer.<br>
Traditional cancer therapies are successful in shrinking tumors and
reducing tumor markers. For this reason, cancer remission is used as the
indication of “successful” cancer treatment.<br>
<b>Cancer remission</b> doesn’t necessarily mean the patient doesn’t die.
For example, a patient is said to have been successfully treated for
cancer if the therapies put them into remission, even if they die from
pneumonia. Despite the fact that the pneumonia was only fatal because of
the cancer therapies, because cancer remission existed, it was successful
treatment.<br>
To most people, no treatment that still results in death should be
considered successful. However, when it comes to <b> cancer
remission</b>, that’s exactly what can happen when they pursue only
traditional cancer treatment options.

				
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