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Table 1 Site of relapse and method of detection

From: Extended follow-up of breast cancer patients in clinic wastes time for both patients and doctors: the case for

Site of relapse Symptoms Clinical finding Mammogram Interval clinic with symptoms Total
Ipsilateral breast 4 (0) 4 (4) 20 (6) 11 (4) 39 (14)
Ipsilateral axilla 5 (5) 9 (3) 4 (1) 7 (2) 25 (11)
Ipsilateral breast and axilla 1 (1) 0 5 (0) 1 (0) 7 (1)
Contralateral breast 3 (2) 2 (0) 25 (5) 5 (1) 35 (8)
Ipsilateral axilla and bilateral breast 0 0 1 (0) 0 1 (0)
Bilateral breast 0 0 1 (1) 0 1 (1)
Total 13 (8) 15 (7) 56 (13) 24 (7) 108 (35)
  1. Summarized are the site of relpase and the method of detection. The number of patients who subsequently died is included in parentheses. Two patients, not included in this table, had ipsilateral breast relapse diagnosed incidentally during breast reshaping procedures. Both of these patients subsequently died. Reproduced with permission from Montgomery and coworkers [12].