Locoregional Recurrence of Breast Cancer
Patients with breast cancer are at risk of recurrence over many years after their initial breast cancer. Cancer may reoccur locally in the breast or chest wall or regionally in the lymph nodes. Full-body imaging and biopsy of suspected recurrences should be undertaken prior to multimodal treatment. This includes surgical resection to the extent possible, radiation and systemic chemotherapy, and hormonal treatment. The type of previous local and systemic therapy used for the index cancer will guide what modes of treatment are available for management of the recurrence.
KeywordsRecurrence Completion mastectomy Radiation Systemic therapy
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