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What is the breast cancer survival rate?

What is the breast cancer survival rate?

It Varies: 5-year breast cancer survival rates are dependent upon the cancer stage, varying from almost 100% for dcis (stage 0) to less than 20% for metastatic disease (stage 4). Furthermore, cancer survival is dependent upon the response to chemotherapy. Of note, breast cancer survival has increased over the past decade in the us. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Breast Cancer (Female) (Definition)

Breast cancer results when glandular cells lining the milk ducts and lobules of the human breast begin to grow in an unregulated manner. The growth occurs initially inside the ducts but eventually breaks outside into the breast tissue and ultimately spreads both to the lymph nodes in the armpit and via the bloodstream to other parts of the body. Because of the promoting affect of estrogen almost all breast cancer occurs in women and is a rarity in men. The unregulated growth is due to both inherited and acquired genetic defects. It is the most common malignancy in women but it often curable if found early and treated effectively with surgery, hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and targeted therapy, or a combination thereof. Early detection before the malignancy becomes large enough to be felt depends on mammography/sonography and MRI imaging of the breast on an annual basis. ...Read more


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What is positive breast cancer survival rate?

What is positive breast cancer survival rate?

?: Positive for what? You mean estrogen receptor positive? Her-2 positive? Lymph node positive??? Can't help you here, friend. Not enough information. ...Read more

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What is the her2- positive breast cancer survival rate?

What is the her2- positive breast cancer survival rate?

Very high!: The five year survival rate for all breast cancer is over 90%. Her2+ cancers used to have the worst prognosis, but Herceptin (trastuzumab) changed that. Now they have a very good prognosis if they are caught at an early stage (stage 1 or 2). The stage really determines the prognosis, so without that information i can't give you a number. But I am happy for my patients with a her2+ cancer-- many treatments! ...Read more

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What is the average survival rate for breast cancer?

What is the average survival rate for breast cancer?

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 spread to adj.Lymph nodes or distant organs, specific proteins that are found on some cancers (estrogen-, progesterone-, her2/neu receptors), the grade of the tumor, the type of breast cancer, etc. In general, when caught early, we have high cure rates. ...Read more

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Women under 40 with breast cancer have a lower survival rate than older women?

Women under 40 with breast cancer have a lower survival rate than older women?

It depends: the hormone levels of a younger woman are high and can affect the breast cancer and treatments. the behavior of cancers in younger people in general behave more aggressively because the blood supply, metabolism etc are more active in younger people. it depends upon the biology of the tumor, the staging, the genetics. early detection is a major factor in long term survival. ...Read more

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What is invasive breast cancer and how is it treated? What is the general survival rate?

What is invasive breast cancer and how is it treated? What is the general survival rate?

Breast ca: Invasive refers to the tumor cells invading through the originating structure [usually the milk duct in breast cancer] and developing the ability to attract more blood supply and grow bigger. It also means it can spread to other parts of body. From am ca society: 2001-2002 stage & 5-year survival rate: 0-93%; i-88%; iia- 81%; iib- 74%; iiia- 67%; iiib- 41%*; iiic; 49%*; iv- 15%;. ...Read more

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What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?

What is occult breast cancer, what is survival rate of woman older than 60 who have occult breast cancer?

Need more details: There is formally no such condition called occult breast Cancer. Please give details of exactly where is your breast cancer located and how was it found in the first place??. I am wondering if you are talking about DCIS or a lymph node metastases in the arm pit but no detectable primary tumor. Please elaborate further. ...Read more

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What is the average survival rate for metastasized breast cancer?

What is the average survival rate for metastasized breast cancer?

15 %: The 5-year survival rate for women with metastasized breast cancer (stage 4) is 15%. That means that 15% of patients who are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer will live at least 5 years after their diagnosis. **source: national cancer database. ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for stage 3 breast cancer?

What is the survival rate for stage 3 breast cancer?

More than 50%: This is a hard question. Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time! ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for someone with stage 2 breast cancer?

What is the survival rate for someone with stage 2 breast cancer?

High: Published 5-yr survival rates are 81% for iia and 84% for iib breast ca. Keep in mind this includes mortality from other causes and reflects patients treated almost a decade ago. For more info...http://www.cancer.org/cancer/breastcancer/detailedguide/breast-cancer-survival-by-stage. ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


Dr. Mark Hoepfner
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Breast Carcinoma (Definition)

Breast carcinoma is a type of cancer where this uncontrolled growth of breast cells. Symptoms can include breast lumps, pain, and weight ...Read more