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When dealing with breast cancer when are you considered cancer free? After mastectomy? After last chemo tx? After reconstruction?

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In brief: 5 year survival

We usually consider someone cancer free after 5 years.

In brief: 5 year survival

We usually consider someone cancer free after 5 years.
Dr. Shyamali Singhal
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Dr. Heather Curry
Radiation Oncology
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In brief: Cancer Survivorship

Is a journey that begins at the time of diagnosis.
While the cancer may be gone after surgery or other treatment, doctors will continue to follow a patient for many years after therapy to monitor for late side effects of treatment and signs of recurrence. 'cancer free' is often used to describe when there are no detectable signs of cancer on physical exam or other studies.

In brief: Cancer Survivorship

Is a journey that begins at the time of diagnosis.
While the cancer may be gone after surgery or other treatment, doctors will continue to follow a patient for many years after therapy to monitor for late side effects of treatment and signs of recurrence. 'cancer free' is often used to describe when there are no detectable signs of cancer on physical exam or other studies.
Dr. Heather Curry
Dr. Heather Curry
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