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Recurrent breast cancer. Tumour in the breast of an 80-year-old woman with recurrent breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women. It occurs initially as a lump in the breast or armpit. The cancer can invade surrounding tissue and spread to other parts of the body (metastasis). Treatment is with removal of the tumour only, where possible, or complete removal of the breast. Surgery is often combined with radiation therapy and chemotherapy. However, following treatment, breast cancer may recur locally or regionally in the breast or elsewhere in the body.
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