Cure for cancer???

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  1. PelicanWig

    PelicanWig Beautiful Soup

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    In all the reading I have done I've never read anything about a "cure for cancer". A cancerous tumor can be removed but that is not the definition of a cure. A cure would mean that some sort of treatment or medicine was administered to a patient that rendered all the cancerous cells: non-cancerous. However, Sheryl Crow a 7 year breast cancer survivor, as revealed in Rolling Stone magazine, is in a medical state defined as remission. Robin Quivers however is cured of cancer only a year after having a grapefruit sized mass removed from her abdomin.

    I'm really interested in what "cured of cancer" means... Can someone please explain it to me.

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    Art Grandiloquent Bloviator VIP

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    Cured is often used to describe someone who has passed an appropriate milestone (5 years in some cases; ten years in others) and has been shown to be disease-free.
     
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    What's he saying Robin?
     
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    Great. Thanks! That I didn't know.