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www.cancer.org/treatment/survivorship-during-and-after...

Cancer isn’t always a one-time event. Cancer can be closely watched and treated, but sometimes it never completely goes away. It can be a chronic (ongoing) illness, much like diabetes or heart disease. This is often the case with certain cancer types, such as ovarian cancer, chronic leukemias, and ...

www.nccn.org/patients/resources/life_after_cancer/managing...

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Condition Cancer as a Chronic Disease. Significant advances have been made in cancer care, so that even when cure is not possible, many cancers can be controlled and managed for long periods of time.

lungcancer.net/living/terminal-cancer-chronic-condition

Lung cancer as a chronic disease. The process of treating advanced lung cancer like a chronic disease is an ever-shifting journey of discovery and trepidation. Clean scans are almost always temporary and new recurrences may be harder to treat than the original tumors, in part because cancer cells continue to mutate. Not only is lung cancer not ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_(medicine)

A chronic condition is a human health condition or disease that is persistent or otherwise long-lasting in its effects or a disease that comes with time. The term chronic is often applied when the course of the disease lasts for more than three months. Common chronic diseases include arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, diabetes and some viral diseases such as ...

www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/resources/publications/aag/dcpc.htm

See the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion infographic to find out more about the center’s work to prevent chronic diseases. Division of Cancer Prevention and Control At A Glance Cdc-pdf [PDF – 3 MB]

www.sharecare.com/health/cancer/when-cancer-chronic-illness

My specialty is treating patients with breast cancer—for patients with early stage breast cancer, we treat cancer with the hope of a cure. For patients whose breast cancer has spread throughout the body, the approach is to manage the disease like a chronic illness.

www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=33490

A chronic disease is one lasting 3 months or more, by the definition of the U.S. National Center for Health Statistics. Chronic diseases generally cannot be prevented by vaccines or cured by medication, nor do they just disappear. Eighty-eight percent of Americans over 65 years of age have at least one chronic health condition (as of 1998).

health.usnews.com/.../managing-cancer-as-a-chronic-condition

Managing Cancer as a Chronic Condition Between cure and cancer-free: Some patients are living longer with their cancer.

www.webmd.com/cancer/qa/what-is-a-chronic-disease

A chronic disease is a condition you can control with treatment for months. Asthma, diabetes, and depression are common examples. Often, they don't have a cure, but you can live with them and ...

www.cnn.com/2019/01/17/health/liver-cancer-disease-hemoch...

A "stealth condition" which is one of the western world's most common genetic disorders is causing far higher levels of cancer and chronic health conditions than previously thought, a new study ...