This means, there will be more uncertainty about the overall prognosis.
We report on a talk at this year's Wired Health, the annual conference on technological developments and their applications in healthcare.
Learning you have recurrent breast cancer may be harder than dealing with the initial diagnosis.
Know that you, as the patient, are the most important member of your cancer care team.
Take hormone therapies as prescribed.
The risk of breast cancer recurrence is highest during the first 2 years after the initial diagnosis.
If you have a recurrence, you will need more treatment.
The chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy or other treatment you may have received after your first breast cancer diagnosis was intended to kill any cancer cells that may have remained after surgery.