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1/10/2012my wife had bc in 2002, recurrance in 08, w mastectomy,chemo rads in 02, more chemo 08..now bc back in area right of mastectomy. i am concerned more than ever. down right scared'
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1/10/2012I'm sure you both are. This apparently has been a cancer that just doesn't want to stay gone. she will need a multidisciplinary consultation involving a breast surgical oncologist, medical oncologist and radiation oncologist because likely all three will need to be involved again. if you want her seen here call 443-287-2778. we are happy to help you both. more than likely scans will need to be done for what is referred to as a staging work up. this helps the team to know if cancer is elsewhere in her body-- lungs, bones, liver for example. we hope that this is a local recurrence only vs metastatic disease.

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