remission

Definition / meaning of remission

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 cancer still may be in the body.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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