MIAMI — Women who are treated for a kind of breast cancer that is fueled by the hormone estrogen face a substantial risk of the cancer returning, even 20 years later, researchers said Wednesday (Nov 8).
The risk is highest in women whose original tumors were large and affected four or more lymph nodes, said the report in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Researchers analysed data from 88 clinical trials involving nearly 63,000 women with estrogen-receptor (ER) positive breast cancer, one of the most common types.
Patients in the study all received endocrine therapy — such as tamoxifen which is the standard of care to cut the risk of cancer recurrence — for five years and were free of cancer when they stopped therapy.
But researchers found a “steady” risk of tumors recurring over the next 15 years, up to 20 years after the initial diagnosis.
This finding is nothing new …. alternative healers have been saying this for years!
After medical treatments, most patients are told: After FIVE years you are cured!!!!!!!!!
Now you know that your doctor’s advice can change as suddenly, as quickly and as frequently as you change your dress!