When your cancer comes back after initial treatment, it’s considered recurrent. Your doctor may try another treatment after your cancer comes back, even if you’ve already had surgery or chemotherapy.
Some options for treating recurrent disease are:
• Clinical trials
• Chemotherapy (you may or may not have had it before)
• Additional surgery
• Targeted therapy (some treatments require the presence of certain mutations, or changes to your DNA, to work)
• Hormone therapy