recurrent cancer

Definition / meaning of recurrent cancer

Cancer that has recurred (come back), usually after a period of time during which the cancer could not be detected. The cancer may come back to the same place as the original (primary) tumor or to another place in the body. Also called recurrence.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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