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Is breast cancer in a second breast seven years after the first a recurrence or a new event?

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Learning About Breast Cancer almost 9 years
  • Janelle Strunk Profile
    Family Member or Loved One
    Although breast cancer can recur at any time, most recurrences occur in the first 3-5 years after initial treatment. Breast cancer can come back as a local recurrence (in the treated breast or near the mastectomy scar) or as a distant recurrence somewhere else in the body; therefore, breast cancer in a second breast seven years after the first could be considered a recurrence. If you've been treated for breast cancer, you should continue to practice breast self-examination. Be sure to check both the treated area and your other breast each month. Also it is vital to keep your scheduled follow-up appointments with your healthcare provider. Hope this helps!
    over 8 years Flag
    • Marilou Bayot Profile
      Learning About Breast Cancer

      Thanks for the very helpful.advices.wanna ask mine is tnbc type..will.it become.tnbc.again.in case there is another recurrence ..

      about 4 years Flag

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