• Highest likelihood of recurrence in 3 years. When does this start?

    Asked by Loafer on Friday, November 23, 2012

    Highest likelihood of recurrence in 3 years. When does this start?

    Onc said with triple neg, highest recurrence is 3 rather than 5 years. Is that stat tied to dx, after chemo, after radiation?

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      FreeBird

      Hello. I believe the baseline for that is the time of diagnosis. That's probably what your oncologist is talking about. That's a good question for the National Cancer Institute http://www.cancer.gov/global/contact

      almost 5 years ago
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      FreeBird

      I searched some of the journal articles, and it does look like it says three years after diagnosis, then risk starts to drop off after that, in those studies. It makes sense to me that they would use the time of diagnosis. As long as the people who wrote those journal articles know what they're doing, that's what it says.

      almost 5 years ago

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