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Is it possible to get breast cancer metastases after 15 yrs?

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Dr. Sean Canale
Breast Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely but yes

Time to recurrence curves have two peaks - one at 3-5 years and a second longer tail.
Er- tumors if they recur are almost all in the first peak. Er+ tumors can recur more distantly in the future. After 10 years (or sooner if er-), one must asses if it is a recurrence of the original tumor or a new second primary.

In brief: Unlikely but yes

Time to recurrence curves have two peaks - one at 3-5 years and a second longer tail.
Er- tumors if they recur are almost all in the first peak. Er+ tumors can recur more distantly in the future. After 10 years (or sooner if er-), one must asses if it is a recurrence of the original tumor or a new second primary.
Dr. Sean Canale
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Dr. Richard Orr
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Not common, but I have seen one patient with a metastasis 25 years after surgery!

In brief: Yes

Not common, but I have seen one patient with a metastasis 25 years after surgery!
Dr. Richard Orr
Dr. Richard Orr
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