Category Archives: Breast Cancer Recurrence

Clinical Surveillance of Breast Cancer Recurrence

There are 2 schools of thoughts on surveillance of breast cancer recurrence. One is the symptom-sign-directed surveillance approach.  The other is screening diagnostic-procedure-directed surveillance approach. Symptom-sign-directed surveillance approach is synonymous with clinical surveillance of breast cancer recurrence. Here the physician … Continue reading

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Medical Surveillance after Primary Treatment of Breast Cancers

After primary treatment of breast cancers (say, surgery, or combination of surgery and chemotherapy, surgery and hormonal therapy, or surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy), there is a need to do medical surveillance to closely observe or monitor for persistence or … Continue reading

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Unpredictability of the Course of Breast Cancers

Up to the present, nobody including breast specialists can predict the course of the breast cancers.     The course of a breast cancer depends on the biologic behavior of the cancer cells of the individual patients.  Some are slow … Continue reading

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How to Recognize Recurrent Breast Cancer

How to recognize recurrent breast cancer recurrence on a gross level Patient is post-operation for breast cancer. One day there is a palpable mass on the area of the operation. The mass is usually hard solid with ill-defined border. On … Continue reading

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