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Cancer Recurrence

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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.

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In December 1997, I visited with my aunt, a seven-year breast cancer survivor.  In March of 1998, she died from breast cancer that had spread throughout her body.  I traveled to her funeral, delaying my own appointment with a breast surgeon who was treating me for an apparent infection.  Returning from the funeral, I saw the surgeon…

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, commented on Will My Cancer Come Back? New Tool… We are all hoping for that day when we will have an accurate test.  It…

03/25/14

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, answered Breast Cancer Recurrence, lungs,… Monica, the lungs and bones are common places for breast cancer to metastasize.…

12/17/13

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PJ Hamel, Health Guide, commented on The Empowered Patient: Research Updates… Best thing to do is to set up a Google news alert for "breast cancer" or…

12/10/13

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Phyllis Johnson, Health Guide, posted Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness: … Breast cancer is a tricky beast.  Over 90% of the women diagnosed with…

10/13/13

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