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Is Stage 3 Breast Cancer Usually Fixable With An Operation
Yes: Stage 3 breast cancer is curable, but in addition to an operation most women will need chemotherapy and radiation therapy for the best chance of cure. Surgery removes the cancer from your breast/lymph nodes, but chemotherapy & radiation kills cancer cells that have escaped into your body. These escaped cells can return as incurable stage 4 cancer, so treating them is very important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The breast is both a male and female organ. However its main function is in the delivery of milk to the newborn. Breast cancer occurs 95% of the time in women and 5% of the time in men. It is treated the same regardless of which sex it appears in. It comes in two forms invasive and non-invasive; distinction is important as ...Read more
Curable!: Stage 3 means the tumor is large and/or the cancer has spread to many lymph nodes. It can still be cured with a combination of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. The risk of cancer returning depends on many factors-- age, # of involved lymph nodes, and whether the cancer has hormone receptors or her2. About 50% of stage 3 breast cancer patients are cured. Have hope! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Staging: Stage 3 cancer means the breast cancer has extended to beyond the immediate region of the tumor and may have invaded nearby lymph nodes and muscles, but has not spread to distant organs. Although this stage is considered to be advanced, there are a growing number of effective treatment options. This stage is divided into three groups: stage 3a, stage 3b, and stage 3c. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It is locally advanc: When the tumor in the breast is quite advanced, often more than 5 cm(>2 inches) in size and starting to cause local skin invasion and also spreading into multiple lymph nodes in the arm pit. ...Read more
Please explain what are the most accurate and honest statistics of surviving stage 3 breast cancer?
Don't get despaired: Stage iii over all survival of 72% is getting even better reaching 82% , with current advanced treatments , speak to your oncologist for all available treatments ...Read more
Chemo: Triple negative breast cancer refers to those cancers whose cells have tested negative for epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER-2), estrogen receptors , and progesterone receptors . They are aggressive requiring chemo for mets. The METRIC trial employs Glembatumumab vedotin (CDX-011) CALGB is evaluating carboplatin added to paclitaxel and adriamycin plus cyclophosphamide chemo ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
40-70% 5-yr survival: The most recent statistics from the national cancer database quote the above numbers for stage 3 breast cancer, which varies quite a bit between 3a v. 3b or 3c. Keep in mind that this is based on people diagnosed as long as a decade ago, so it may not reflect the most up-to-date treatments. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have stage 3 breast cancer I am taking chemo to shrink the mass but I do not want my breast removed?
It does not have to : If your cancer shrinks after taking chemotherapy, you might be able to avoid a mastectomy if your doctotr believes that your breast can be saved. But it requires the tumor to decrease in size considerably so that you can have a lumpectomy and still hvae enough left behind to have a good cosmetic result. Ask your onciologist/surgeon for advice and guidance and let him/her know your wishes to save y. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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