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what are the chances of local recurrence for stage 1a breast cancer? is it more difficult to treat?

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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 locations can develop into cancer, so get annual digital mammograms to be sure another primary has not formed. Many patients take medications like Tamoxiphen to decrease the recurrence rate.
Answered on Sep 21, 2018
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