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what is the recovery rate for breast cancer

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
31 years experience General Surgery
Breast ca: This question is very complicated. Recovery from breast cancer is related to the stage at diagnosis and the response to treatment. In general, recov ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Orr
44 years experience Surgical Oncology
Variable: Depends on TNM staging. Larger tumors have more recurrences. Spread to lymph nodes have a worse prognosis. Metastases to liver, bone, et. Have the ... Read More
Dr. Travis Kidner
17 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends on stage: The odds depend on the patients general overall health and also the stage of the cancer.

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
39 years experience General Surgery
Depends: Depends on what surgery is done, what chemotherapy or hormone therapy is needed, stage of the cancer, other medical conditions, etc. Early breast canc ... Read More
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Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
It depends: This is a very broad question. The recovery time means different things to different patients and doctors. If it is recovery time from an operation, t ... Read More
Dr. Payam Rafat
22 years experience Podiatry
Recovery time varies: Depends on the stage of the cancer, patient’s general health and age, if what surgery is done, and if chemotherapy or radiation is needed. Some peopl ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Moon
30 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends...: On many factors including the stage of the cancer and other prognostic features about the tumor like it's grade (1-3), if the er/pr markers are + or - ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Good: Breast cancer has high cure rates when it is detected early and it is treated properly. Her outlook will depend on the stage of her breast cancer. Che ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Depends on Stage,etc: Breast cancers vary a lot from one person to the next. Features that help predict how aggressive any cancer is include it's size, the presence of spre ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
34 years experience General Surgery
Missing Pieces: There are just too many other variables that have to be weighed-in before answering this question such as the tumor type, size, grade, ki-67, estrogen ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
50 years experience Medical Oncology
Excellent!: One of the best. More than 90% of women with breast cancer, treated properly will live for >5 years
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Uma Swamy
Dr. Uma Swamy answered
16 years experience Radiation Oncology
Depends: Other factors such as stage can contribute to survival rates. Please discuss this with your doctor in context of all the other factors that can contri ... Read More
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A 22-year-old member asked:
Dr. Liawaty Ho
23 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Breast cancer risk: 20 percent lower if the first birth was at age 20, 10 percent lower for first birth at age 25, and 5 percent higher if the first birth was at age 35 . ... Read More
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