Precautions to take to avoid recurrence?

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Question from sarah378: I am fearful of a recurrence, since my cancer was infiltrating lobular. What precautions beside the every 3 month check ups do you recommend?
Answers - Marisa Weiss, M.D. Please refer into the site to learn about what infiltrating lobular cancer is. Just because you have that type of breast cancer does not mean that you are more likely to have a recurrence. It is reassuring to be followed carefully over time, every three months, with a physical examination, careful talking and listening, and high quality radiologic tests. MRI scans seem to be particularly helpful in women with infiltrating lobular cancer. This type of cancer does seem to be associated with a slightly higher risk of a new cancer forming, in either breast. But, still, this is unlikely.

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