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Can breast cancer recur after radiation therapy?

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Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Radiation Oncology
9 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

No matter what treatment, cancer of the breast does not have 100 % results.
So with lumpectomy and radiation cancer can still recurr. This is why patients need to follow with all their doctors for exams and x-rays. If there is a recurrence other options exist such as mastectomy.

In brief: Yes

No matter what treatment, cancer of the breast does not have 100 % results.
So with lumpectomy and radiation cancer can still recurr. This is why patients need to follow with all their doctors for exams and x-rays. If there is a recurrence other options exist such as mastectomy.
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
Dr. Bahman Daneshfar
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

After a lumpectomy and whole breast radiation, there is a 12-15% chance that breast cancer will come back in the same breast within 5 years.
However, the chance of recurrence is much higher without radiation therapy.

In brief: Yes

After a lumpectomy and whole breast radiation, there is a 12-15% chance that breast cancer will come back in the same breast within 5 years.
However, the chance of recurrence is much higher without radiation therapy.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Reza Shirazi
Radiation Oncology

In brief: Yes

However, chance of recurrence is much reduced because of radiation.
This is the reason that radiation is the standard of care after breast conservation surgery. Chance of local recurrence is reduced by about 2/3.

In brief: Yes

However, chance of recurrence is much reduced because of radiation.
This is the reason that radiation is the standard of care after breast conservation surgery. Chance of local recurrence is reduced by about 2/3.
Dr. Reza Shirazi
Dr. Reza Shirazi
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