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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Depends: This depends on if your are looking for local recurrence in the breast (ultrasound can help) or distant recurrence (in other organs outside the breast ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on what one is looking for. An ultrasound would only look at the breast and is often used in conjunction with a mammogram. A pet scan looks fo ... Read More

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience General Surgery
No: At least 80% survival at 5 years without breast cancer recurrence, but depends more on cell type, hormone receptors, dna of the tumor cells, response ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Regina Hampton
22 years experience Breast Surgery
Get support: This is a natural thought for many people. I hope that your current disease is controlled, if not you should speak to your oncology team. It may hel ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Support: Have you discussed your prognosis with your doctor? Good places to start would be other patients that have been through similar situations. Seek out s ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Upendra Parvathaneni
27 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Tumor factors - based on TNM staging, receptor status, grade etc treatment factors - optimal therapy vs. Not patient factors - genetic predispositio ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
Variable.: Breast cancer may recur either in the breast ("local recurrence") or elsewhere in the body (distant metastasis). The risk of metastasis varies from v ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Holtz
22 years experience Gynecologic Oncology
Depends: Depends on stage, grade, and treatment. If you have breast cancer, you should have a conversation with your medical oncologist. If you are worried yo ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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NO: There is never an always or never a never in medicine. All patients are individuals
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Garren
23 years experience Radiation Oncology
Not really: The chance of having breast cancer recur is about the same for every year that you are alive. The chance of having cancer come back in the tenth year ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Berryman
53 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Stage 1A breast ca.: Early breast cancers when removed have a very high chance of avoiding local recurrence, depending on the use of radiation and/or chemotherapy. Other ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
10-15% Hereditary: We believe that only 10-15% of breast cancers are hereditary, with the rest being environmental in origin. People w/the hereditary form of breast can ... Read More
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