Breast cancer ‘can return 15 years after treatment ends’

by | Nov 10, 2017 | Health, News

Breast cancer can resurface after remaining dormant for 15 years following successful treatment, a study has found.

Women with large tumours and cancer that had spread to the lymph nodes had the highest 40% risk of it coming back. Researchers writing in the New England Journal of Medicine said extending treatment with hormone therapy could reduce the risk of it recurring. Scientists analysed the progress of 63,000 women for 20 years. All had the most common form of breast cancer.

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