Breast cancer patients are most at risk for developing a recurrence 3-5 years after their initial treatment. About 20% of women who have completed 5 years of adjuvant therapy suffer a recurrence within 10 years of their initial treatment. Breast cancer can return in the breast, or at a different location in the body. Common places for breast cancerĀ recurrence include the bones, liver, brain, lungs, and lymph nodes. Due to this recurrence risk, it is essential that breast cancer patients follow their treatment plan. Frequent doctor visits and prescribed imaging studies allow doctors to screen for cancer recurrence. If you are a breast cancer patient with concerns about your recurrence risk, schedule an appointment with a breast specialist.