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Cancer Remission Vs. Survivorship: What’s The Difference?

When we talk about kids who have won the battle against childhood cancer, we use terms like “survivor” to describe them because they have truly fought and overcome a horrible disease.

From a clinical perspective, there are other words used to describe the cancer itself after treatment ends—words like “remission.”

But sometimes, even clearly defining these terms can be a challenge.

Here’s what you should know about cancer remission vs. survivorship—and why long-term follow-up care matters after beating childhood cancer.

Also read: National Cancer Survivors Day: 4 Ways To Celebrate Beating Cancer

Jill Beck
I've been an oncologist since 2010. With pediatric oncology, you get continuity of care with families—so you care for children when they're really sick and see them get better.

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