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 manage their symptoms.

Sometimes, your doctor might use the words "controlled" or "stable" to describe your cancer if it's unchanged over time. The disease can also go through cycles of growing, shrinking, and staying the same.

From: Cancer as a Manageable Disease WebMD Medical Reference

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 21, 2016


Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on August 21, 2016

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