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Does elective surgery increase risk of recurrence?

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Question from Jan: Does having elective surgery after completing treatments increase the risk of recurrences?
Answers - Beth Baughman DuPree, M.D., F.A.C.S. I know of no data that would suggest that an elective procedure increases the risk of recurrent breast carcinoma.

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