Metachronous breast cancer

Dr Henry Knipe and Radswiki et al.

Metachronous breast cancers are two breast cancers that occur in either breast in two different time periods.

Treatment and prognosis

The survival rate of women with metachronous breast cancers diagnosed within 2 years of the original primary is worse than those with unilateral disease 4.


Breast imaging and pathology
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rID: 15106
System: Breast
Section: Gamuts
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Matachronous breast malignancy
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