Metachronous breast cancer

Last revised by Daniel J Bell on 1 Jan 2021

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 two years of the original primary is worse than those with unilateral disease 4.

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Cases and figures

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