A 45-year-old member asked:
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how long can you survive if you have breast cancer?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Depends: The large majority of breast cancers today are cured. Especially when the cancer is hormonally responsive, i've seen women survive up to 20 years with metastatic disease.
Answered on Jan 21, 2013
Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Depends: There are different factors calculated -most importantly the stage of the cancer, the biology/molecular of the cancer, the treatment, response to therapy etc. Other things like age, overall health conditions, your decision are also important and affect on your prognosis and how long you are going to survive. It varies from just a few months to being cured. It is all individualized. D/w your md.
Answered on Aug 23, 2018

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