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what is the survival rate for breast cancer with lymph node involvement?

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Dr. Barry Rosen
33 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-, progesterone-, her2/neu receptor status, oncotype-dx (in the appropriate setting), pt's age, health, etc. Please remember that survival statistics often reflect how people were treated a decade ago when we had fewer options for rx than today.
Answered on Dec 9, 2013
Dr. Thomas Heston
28 years experience Family Medicine
Need More Info: There are lots of variables that help estimate survival, including tumor size, type, number of lymph nodes involved, and additional factors such as comorbidities (diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, etc). Here's a good reference: http://sgoti.Ws/upp2y2 good luck.
Answered on Jul 11, 2016

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