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What is the recovery rate for breast cancer

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Breast cancer, when caught early, is very treatable and often curable. There are many factors that affect the cure rate-like the type of breast cancer... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Birendra Tandan
Urology 35 years experience
Yes there is always a chance. So be vigilant and optimistic. Good luck to you.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
Surgery 40 years experience
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
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
Podiatry 23 years experience
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
Radiation Oncology 31 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
General Surgery 35 years experience
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
General Surgery 35 years experience
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 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Eric Brown
General Surgery 33 years experience
Generally speaking : Stage 3 ten year overall survival is about 60%.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sewa Legha
Medical Oncology 51 years experience
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
Radiation Oncology 17 years experience
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