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7fergie
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Joined: Dec 2002

If breast cancer recurrs, can it be cured--I know it can be tested for but can it be cured or am I doomed if it recurrs?

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hummingbyrd
Posts: 965
Joined: Sep 2002

No fergie, I don't think it can be cured, once diagnosed always diagnosed...BUT you are certainly NOT doomed if it re-occurs. I was diagnosed June of 2000 and then hit with a bone metastasis August 2001/with a met to other breast and then another bone met Oct 2001 and praise the Lord I'm here to tell you about it today! So don't ever give up hope. Just take it one day at a time....it's all we have, cancer or not. None of us are promised anything more than today, so make the most of it! God bless. hummingbyrd

ksfc
Posts: 252
Joined: Apr 2002

Breast cancer that reccurs can be successfully treated. Breast cancer that metastisizes to other areas like bones, lung, liver can often be controlled for long periods of time, but it is not thought to be curable. Does that make sense?
Either way, you're not doomed :-) Diane

Glow
Posts: 41
Joined: May 2003

No Fergie breast cancer that recurrs is not curable BUT it isNOT a death sentence either. There are new treatment options coming along all the time. I relapsed 6 years ago with mets to bone and liver and I am STILL going strong. The very best to you.

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