Breast cancer recurrence happens when someone who has previously been diagnosed with and cured of cancer develops cancer again. Recurrences can happen in the same location or an entirely different location and variety of cancer. Treatment for the new cancer will differ depending on the type of cancer that reccurs.
You’ve taken tamoxifen or Arimidex for 5 years. Your oncologist wants you to continue for another 5; you want to quit. A newly developed biomarker test may someday be able to help break the deadlock. When I was diagnosed with breast cancer 12 years ago, the treatment plan my oncologist developed was based on a long-standing model…