Experiences with Cancer is back/Recurred

Cancer recurrence is when cancer returns after a period of time where the cancer has not been detected. There is a big fear of recurrence in cancer patients especially after surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy when they believe to be in remission. The three types of recurrence are local recurrence (returned in the same place), regional recurrence (returned in the same area), and distant recurrence (returned in another part of the body). The risk of recurrence is different for each person and each type of cancer. The best thing to do is to ask your doctor if you have questions about the possibility of recurrence. You can do everything you are “supposed” to do and cancer may still recur. There is never a guarantee that cancer will not come back.

The fear of recurrence is one of the most haunting feelings cancer patients experience. Rather than worry yourself with the idea or recurrence, it is important to realistically prepare yourself for the possibility. The biggest questions are, “How can I live with the fear of recurrence?” or “How do I cope after cancer recurrence?” or “How do I deal with worry as a cancer victim?”. Many WhatNexter’s suggest being proud of the battles you have won and to live life with that same bravery you had during your cancer. It helps to be grateful for every good day you have and to stay positive. For more insights on attitudes about cancer recurrence, post and answer questions below.

    • Lindac5125
    • Experience with Bile Duct (Cholangi...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    Routine MRI in September 2019 showed reoccurrence.

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    • Sharma8
    • Experience with Carcinoid Tumor, Thymu...
    about 1 month ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    Uhhh they found tumors in my back. On my spine. Don't know if related to previous cancer or totally different.

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  1. about 1 month ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    had an MRI a month ago of my back which showed a compression fracture and disc problems. My PCP referred me to a pain specialist wh...

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    • Sasukesuma
    • Experience with Primary Peritoneal ...
    3 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    After 1 year and six months my cancer has recurred. I now have enlarged lymph node near the duodenum and a golf ball size tumor in m...

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  2. 3 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Well ... maybe the cancer is back ... maybe it is not. For the first time since I was diagnosed in 2012, there is a new spot in my r...

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    • Atulita
    • Experience with Phyllodes Tumor (also ...
    4 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    I've had 2 recurrences since 2015.

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  3. 5 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Completed 3.5 yrs of chemo, but 4 mos after completed, leukemia came back full force.

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    • goyler
    • Experience with Kidney Cancer
    5 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

    Oh No

    Dang, another lymph node in my chest shows the cancer is back. Now on Immunotherapy with Opdivo and Yervoy.

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  4. 6 months ago
    • Tanmaster
    • Experience with Ovarian and Fallopia...
    7 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    After 8 yrs finding out my cancer is back

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    • sophy
    • Experience with Breast Cancer
    8 months ago
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    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    My bestest friend's cancer is back, and is incurable this time. The doctor said it's likely she has a few months to a year. She is d...

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  5. 8 months ago
    schweetieangel's Avatar

    Cancer is back/Recurred

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    5 years to the day colon cancer returned

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