Ovarian Cancer Glossary
Recurrence – Term to describe cancer that has come back, usually after a period of time during which the cancer could not be detected. The cancer may come back to the same place as the original tumor or to another place in the body.
Remission/response – If some but not all of the cancer has disappeared, it is a partial response or remission. If there are no remaining clinical signs (which can be monitored by your doctor through imaging tests such as CT scan, MRI, or PET scan) of cancer, it is considered to be a complete remission, although cancer still may be in the body