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Any one ever hear of Breast cancer recurrence after 43 years - this has happened to a family member of mine.

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Not that long but mine is 19 years & my onco says the longest he has come across is 29 years so you can never tell with this bastard beast how long it will lurk in our systems. The trick is to rule it & not the other way around. Live like it's not there and kick it into touch (a NZ rugby expression) when & if it does come back. Love & hugs. Pam

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Did it come back in the same breast? If it was found in the other breast, it may not have been a recurrence but a new tumor. I know of case where person got new cancer in other breast 29 yrs after first mastectomy. Margaret

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