I did mammograms on a lady several years ago who had a recurrence on the side she had a mastectomy on and we almost thought it recurred a 2nd time but hadn't. Some times they can leave some breast tissue even with a mastectomy.
Yes, it still can. They can't completely get everything during a mastectomy, but by having it done, you eliminate as much of the risk as humanly possible of reoccurrence on your end. I had a bilateral mastectomy in March.
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