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how long do people usually live with breast cancer before they die?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience General Surgery
It depends.: The reality is that more than half of all women diagnosed with breast cancer will not die from breast cancer. While it is impossible to predict the time of cancer recurrence, the stage of the cancer can help guide treatment recommendations and predict the probability of cancer recurrence. However, even if cancer recurs, it may be sensitive to medication that can prolong survival for years.
Answered on Nov 2, 2012
Dr. Travis Kidner
16 years experience Surgical Oncology
Depends: This depends on the health of the patient before the diagnosis and also the stage of the disease.
Answered on Apr 18, 2013
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