Are Survival rates the same for the ones who had a mastectomy and in whom who develop recurrence after breast conservation

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Are Survival rates the same for the ones who had a mastectomy and in whom who develop recurrence after breast conservation

In patients who develop recurrence after breast conservation, survival rates are about the same as for patients who had a mastectomy as the initial treatment.

True. Recurrence after breast conservation does not seem to affect the overall survival rate for patients with breast cancer. Survival depends on the size of the recurrence, however.

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