See what questions
a doctor would ask.
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
About: Long term cancer survivors have lower risk of cancer recurrence
Date: 15 December 2004
Source: Cancer Page
Author: Rachael Myers Lowe
http:/ This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Related Medical Topics
More News Topics
This summary article refers to the following medical categories:
Search Specialists by State and City