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Recurrence: The return of a cancer that was not previously clinically apparent symptomatic, usually at a site distant from the primary (metastasis). Local recurrence is a return of the primary tumor itself. Regional recurrence is return of the tumor in an area beyond the limits of the original organ. Distant recurrence is disseminated, or in an area remote from the original tumor. See also remission

Alternate Names
Distant recurrence
Local recurrence
Recurrence cancer
Regional recurrence