I agree with so much of what this article talks about. Will I ever not worry about recurrence? Probably not, but I can find a place for that worry in my life, somewhere in the background. Some days I am overwhelmed by thoughts of recurrence, usually sparked by a sudden pain in my breast, which I still have from time to time. The pain is not surprising considering I have had three surgeries on my chest, and it takes awhile for the nerves to fire back up, so I try not to over react. My next mammogram is in August, 6 months after finishing radiation, so I will know for sure at that point if I am cancer free.
Medically reviewed by Krystal Cascetta, MD on May 12, 2020 New — Written by Theodora Blanchfield
Fear of breast cancer recurrence is common among survivors — but it doesn’t have to control your life.
For many breast cancer survivors, the fear of recurrence can be all-encompassing.