Study: Breast Cancer Can Return 15 Years after Successful Treatment

A new study, conducted by a team of researchers lead by Dr. Hongchao Pan of University of Oxford, has found that breast cancer can return after remaining dormant for 15 years after the successful treatment.breast cancer may return after successful treatment

For the study, the scientists analyzed data the progress of 63,000 women for 20 years. All of them had the most common form of breast cancer.

Lead researcher Dr. Hongchao Pan says: “It is remarkable that breast cancer can remain dormant for so long and then spread many years later, with this risk remaining the same year after year and still strongly related to the size of original cancer and whether it had spread to the (lymph) nodes.”

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