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What is the treatment for breast cancer that recurs in the same place?

Dennis L. Citrin, MD
Hematology & Oncology

Cancer that recurs in the same place is called a local recurrence. More than likely, a patient with local recurrence has already undergone a lumpectomy and radiation and in those cases, a mastectomy will be the most likely next course of treatment.

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