• cancer
  • The spontaneous regression and remission from cancer was defined by Everson and Cole in their 1966 book as "the partial or complete disappearance of a malignant tumour in the absence of all treatment, or in the presence of therapy which is considered inadequate to exert significant influence on neoplastic disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • It has long been assumed that spontaneous regressions, let alone cures, from cancer are rare phenomena, and that some forms of cancer are more prone to unexpected courses (melanoma, neuroblastoma, lymphoma) than others (carcinoma). (wikipedia.org)
  • In a carefully designed study on mammography it was found that 22% of all breast cancer cases underwent spontaneous regression. (wikipedia.org)
  • There are several case reports of spontaneous regressions from cancer occurring after a fever brought on by infection, suggesting a possible causal connection. (wikipedia.org)
  • The spontaneous regression of cancer. (wikipedia.org)