""Lasting Remission""

Posted By
mary in Rhode Island
3/9/2014 11:51am
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I am not sure this has been posted before.  



Anonymous - (3/9/2014 - 4:28pm)

Is 2 years considered long lasting with cancer? 


JerryfromFauq - (3/10/2014 - 5:16am)

I cannot find any actual definition anywhere.  Have seen where some insurance companies consider 3 and 5 years as long.  And there is a difference in the way remission is used.  Is it a complete response (NED), going stable, or a reduction of the tumor load?  For IL-2 a complete response for over 30 months indicates a cure by the Oncologists I have seen discuss it.  For other immunotherapies (Ipi, PD-1), it seems to refer to at least years.  Time will tell since they are so new.


I'm me, not a statistic. Praying to not be one for years yet.