Returning breast cancer in women may be different but curableThe Breast Cancer Site
By Kathleen Blanchard RN for eMaxHealth.com
Researchers found returning breast cancer is different from the original and requires tailored treatment.
The finding that comes from investigators at Fox Chase Cancer Center, means breast cancer that returns should be treated as “new” and potentially curable.
Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, attending surgeon at Fox Chase and senior author on the study explains, “There tends to be a stigma and a lot of anxiety about the word ‘recurrence’ that leads women to “worry more if they believe their original cancer is back, meaning they didn’t ‘beat it’ the first time around.”