Recurrence definition and meaning on Health terms: Recurrence is the return of a sign, symptom, or disease after some time when the signs or symptoms could not be detected. It is applied to the return of symptoms of an incurable disease. For example, the reappearance of cancer cells at the same site as the original tumour, or in another location. The risk of a recurrence depends on many factors, including the type of illness and type and/or time of treatment.
Recurrence meaning The return of a cancer that was not previously clinically apparent symptomatic, usually at a site distant from the primary (metastasis). Local recurrence is a return of the primary tumor itself.Regional recurrence is return of the tumor in an area beyond the limits of the original organ.Distant recurrence is disseminated, or in an area remote from the original tumor. See also remission