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Long term cancer survivors have lower risk of cancer recurrence

Researchers have found that 1 in 3 long term breast cancer survivors have cancer cells in their body but have somehow managed to keep the cancer at bay. By working out the mechanism of this, researchers may be able to develop novel ways of treating cancer. The risk of cancer recurrence following a mastectomy decreases with time - after 7 years, the risk is very low. By finding out what triggers a recurrence, it may be possible to prevent it.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Cancer Page

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About: Long term cancer survivors have lower risk of cancer recurrence

Date: 15 December 2004

Source: Cancer Page

Author: Rachael Myers Lowe

URL: http://www.cancerpage.com/news/article.asp?id=7822

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