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What are metastatic and recurrent breast cancer? Are they more dangerous?

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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Yes

Metastatic breast cancer refers to breast cancer cells that have traveled from the breast to distant sites of the body.

In brief: Yes

Metastatic breast cancer refers to breast cancer cells that have traveled from the breast to distant sites of the body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: Yes

"recurrent" breast cancer may imply cancer coming back in the same breast following a lumpectomy, a new cancer developing in the opposite breast, or the presence of breast cancer cells that spread to another organ in the body ("metastases").
Each of these types of recurrences are managed differently; metastatic disease is the most serious.

In brief: Yes

"recurrent" breast cancer may imply cancer coming back in the same breast following a lumpectomy, a new cancer developing in the opposite breast, or the presence of breast cancer cells that spread to another organ in the body ("metastases").
Each of these types of recurrences are managed differently; metastatic disease is the most serious.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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