Remission doesn’t mean cured. It doesn’t mean treatment is completed. It doesn’t mean a patient is safe.

Remission means that there’s currently no sign of cancer in the body, but for cancers like leukemia this is often just the beginning – not the end – of treatment.

The standard treatment protocol for ALL results in roughly 90% of patients reaching remission during induction (in the first month of treatment); however, there will still be two years or more of treatment ahead, and about 10% of patients will relapse.

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