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What is recurrent anal cancer?
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Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Radiation Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: It came back
Recurrent refers to a tumor that had gone away but then comes back.

In brief: It came back
Recurrent refers to a tumor that had gone away but then comes back.
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
Dr. Mitchell Kamrava
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Dr. Carlo Contreras
Surgery - Oncology
In brief: Cancer that regrew
Recurrent simply means that it grew back.
The explanations are that it was never really adequately treated in the first place or the cancer was resistant to the medications. This can be a difficult problem. There is no standardized recommendation. Instead, you should meet with your surgeon, your radiation oncologist, and your medical oncologist to discuss.

In brief: Cancer that regrew
Recurrent simply means that it grew back.
The explanations are that it was never really adequately treated in the first place or the cancer was resistant to the medications. This can be a difficult problem. There is no standardized recommendation. Instead, you should meet with your surgeon, your radiation oncologist, and your medical oncologist to discuss.
Dr. Carlo Contreras
Dr. Carlo Contreras
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