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Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Exams and Tests

Regular checkups

After you've been treated for breast cancer the first time, you will have regular checkups to be sure that the cancer has not returned. You and your doctor will talk about how often you will need checkups. Your checkups may include a physical exam, a clinical breast exam (CBE), or a mammogram. An MRI of the breast may also be used.

Diagnostic tests

If your doctor thinks that breast cancer has come back or spread, you may have other tests, including:

For more information on exams and tests, see the topic Breast Cancer.

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Last Updated: October 22, 2012
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