Total Management of Cancer Since 1969

Cure means that there are no traces of your cancer after treatment and the cancer will never come back. Remission means that the signs and symptoms of your cancer are reduced. Remission can be partial or complete. In a complete remission, all signs and symptoms of cancer have disappeared. If you remain in complete remission for 5 years or more, some doctors may say that you are cured. Still, some cancer cells can remain in your body for many years after treatment. These cells may cause a relapse. It is best to be aware of the risk factors for second cancers and maintain good follow-up health care under advice from your doctor or knowledgeable health care providers.