Good discussion of the degrees of remission, and whether or not remission means cure (spoiler alert: it depends on the type of cancer). Quote:
Cure is not a purely medical idea, but a statement about life and the human desire to predict the future. We deal fairly well with the challenges of the day but are frustrated and frightened by the mystery of our tomorrows and coping with that uncertainty absorbs a significant part of our lives. As cancer care and diagnosis improve we can be reassured that remission and cure are likely to be the same, but dealing with the unknown will always require thought, care, prayer and hope.