Recurrence more likely in younger breast cancer patients

03/25/2009 | Reuters

Breast cancer patients age 35 or younger were more likely to have a second bout with the disease than older women, oncology researchers reported. The study found the risk of recurrence also was affected by the type of treatment received for the first cancer. Young women who had mastectomy plus radiation were less likely to have a second breast cancer than were women who had mastectomy alone or breast-conserving therapy.

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