Breast Cancer Survivors' Follow-Up Care
Women who have had breast cancer are at risk for a second episode of new breast cancer in the opposite breast. This risk is estimated at 0.5 to 1 percent per year. The risk is higher in women who first have cancer at a younger age and those with inherited forms of breast cancer.
The following are recommendations for follow-up care for women who have already been treated for a breast cancer:
Source: New England Journal Of Medicine 2000;343:1086-1094
Last Editorial Review: 4/23/2002
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