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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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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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I have a friend that has stage three breast cancer in both breast and it has spread to the liver. What is her survival rate?

I have a friend that has stage three breast cancer in both breast and it has spread to the liver. What is her survival rate?

Depends: Stage 3 means armpit lymph node in involvement. Spread to other organs means stage 4. Treatment options vary. Best option is for her to have a review by a good oncologist for possible treatment options. ...Read more

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Please help! what is the survival rate for stage 2 a breast cancer?

Please help! what is the survival rate for stage 2 a breast cancer?

Breast Cancer.: According to the american cancer society the 5 year relative survival rate for stage 1 is 100%, stage ii- 93%, stage iii is 72% and stage IV is 22%. ...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 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 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 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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What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

Approximately 80%: The exact answer to this question depends on a number of factors: actual tumor size, level of estrogen expression, number of nodes involved, medications given and individual response to medications. Lifestyle factors are also key. 80% 5-year survival comes from pooled data from a variety of patients. It's best to ask you medical oncologist to calculate your survival based upon your personal data ...Read more

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What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

What is the survival rate for a 46 yr old pt with stage 2B invasive lobular breast cancer w/node involvement?

Better than 85%: Invasive lobular carcinoma begins in the milk-producing glands (lobules) of the breast the cells having broken out of the lobule where they began and in Stage IIB have spread to regional lymph nodes. It typically doesn't form a lump, but often causes a fullness in one part of the breast.. They tend to have more hormone-receptor–positive tumors , lower nuclear grade and survival better than 85% ...Read more

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I keep hearing about the 5 year survival rate of breast cancer. Why 5 years? What is the survival rate after 5 years?

I keep hearing about the 5 year survival rate of breast cancer. Why 5 years? What is the survival rate after 5 years?

Depends on the cance: 5-year survivals are usually emphasized because it is hard to follow patients after five years, and because for most cancers, the recurrence rate after five years in negligible. Unfortunately, the risk of breast cancer recurring from 5-10 years after treatment is only marginally lower than the risk of recurrence in the first five years after treatment. Early breast cancer recurrence does drop. ...Read more

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