Thursday, 17 May 2018

Incidence of isolated local breast cancer recurrence and contralateral breast cancer: A systematic review

by Inge Spronk, François G. Schellevis, Jako S. Burgers, Geertruida H. de Bock, Joke C. Korevaar  

The Breast: June 2018 Volume 39, Pages 70–79

An increasing number of women is surviving breast cancer and due to that at risk of developing an isolated ipsilateral breast tumor recurrence (IBTR) or a contralateral breast cancer (CBC). Patients' main concern is cancer recurrence. Patient counseling on breast cancer recurrence is challenging. In order to provide healthcare professionals and patients more guidance, a systematic literature review of the incidence of isolated IBTR and CBC in women diagnosed with early invasive breast cancer was performed.