What percentage of woman survive breast cancer?

A large majority. According to the american cancer society, 90% of all women with newly diagnosed breast cancer will be alive at 5 years. However, individual survival depends on the cancer stage with more than 95% of localized breast cancer, approximately 85% of regional breast cancer and only approximatley 25% of advanced breast cancer will be alive at 5 years.
Depends. This is a difficult question to answer. Survival depends on stage, aggressive of the tumor, and any comorbitities that the patient may have. Early detection leads to the best chance of a cure making yearly mammograms and clinical breast exams important.

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What percentage of women survive having breast cancer twice?

While I do not. Know the percent, I have three women under treatment with that scenario. It is not usual, but it is not shocking when it occurs. May be more common with lobular carcinoma (which makes up about 15% of breast cancer). It can be presaged by lobular neoplasia which is associated with bilateral breast cancer. Read more...
Not Uncommon. One significant risk factor for breast cancer is a history of prior breast cancer. Considering our high cure rates for early breast cancer, this scenario is not uncommon. If they are 2 independent cancers, the chance for cure is stage-dependent, just like any other woman with breast cancer.If it occurs in the opposite breast, some women are more inclined to choose double mastectomy to avoid a 3rd. Read more...

What are the chances of survival for a woman with stage three c breast cancer?

See below. By statistical alone, realizing each person responds to treatments differently, the national cancer data base describes a nearly 50% survival over 5 years. But, each individual person is different. Read more...
Around 50% at 5 year. Stage iiic reflects patients who have aggressive lymph node disease. They cannot realistically be cured with surgery alone. Nevertheless, about 50% of women diagnosed in 2002 survived 5 years according to national cancer database statistics. Prognosis may be even better today as treatment of each patient is more specifically targeted on the basis of the biology of these aggressive tumors. Read more...

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

Occult breast cancer. is breast cancer that first shows up as metastatic disease, usually axillary lymph nodes, but the site of origin of the cancer in the breast cannot be identified. The overall 10 year survival is about 50-70%, although I am not sure how it breaks down by age. Read more...
Occult breast cancer. is breast cancer found just by nodal metastasis - without clinically evident disease in the breast. there is huge variability in survival depending on tumor biology and extent of disease - so need more info. Read more...
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...

36 year-old woman whose mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 34 and a PALB2 mutation wonders if mastectomy is needed to lower her risk.....?

You need testing. If your mother was a BRCA carrier then it is important that you get tested. Since you know that she has a PLAB2 mutation then your testing can even be more precise. If you are a carrier then see an experienced breast surgeon. They can calculate your lifetime risk as well as your 5 year risk to help you make your decisions regarding mastectomy and ovary removal. Read more...
You are doing fine. You are already under good supervision which includes proper genetic counseling in terms of future testing or any active intervention. Annual breast physical examination along with annual MRI of both breasts to screen for early breast cancer would be adequate in my view. I do not recommend risk reduction mastectomy except in folks with BRCA mutation. You should complete your family(have children, if desired, before the age of 40 years). Read more...
Higher risk but not like BRCA. I am glad that you are seeing a GC as this area is evolving rapidly. PALB2 is a high-risk mutation but its risk is dependent on your family history and age. Your risk of lifetime breast cancer will be significantly higher than the average population (estimated 30-35% versus 12%). This is less than BRCA which is as high as 60-80%. Thus, bilateral mastectomy is a choice and not as strongly rec for PALB2. Surveillance should follow high-risk guidelines including MRI. Read more...
Close supervision. www.Breastcancer.org http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa1400382?query=featured_home& By age 50 y/o 14 % of women with PALB2 mutation will have been diagnosed with, not died of, breast cancer, by 70 y/o that number is 35 %. A 34 y/o today is 14 and 36 years, respectively, away from those targets. We will have better diagnostic tools and better treatment by then. No data exists, whether women with prophylactic mastectomy do better. Advice: Close observation with MRI (not mammogram: radiation) and ideally follow up at a cancer center that takes care of other women with PALB2 mutation. Read more...
Is an option. This is a complicated issue and personal choice. There should be a percentage risk that you'd develop cancer and that would help to direct you. If it's, say, 80%, I would seriously consider removal. The options really include bilateral mastectomy vs. close surveillance, which should include MRI of the breast, breast exams and mammograms on more frequent basis than yearly, which it seems you're doing now. Read more...
Woud Work. With a mutation and a family history of breast cancer, having a bilateral prophylactic mastectomy would definitely lower the risk. The big question is how much risk would it lower and is it NEEDED? The needed is a question you will have to answer after you have discussed it and all your risks with your surgeon. Definitely would decrease the risk, but without full history, hard to say is needed. Read more...
Breast cancer. . This a complex question that is more appropriate for a direct face to face discussion. There are a number options that are valid. But for starters you need to get tested. . Read more...
Stop all medications. sorry that you have unusual unknown forms of metabolic, immune genetic defect No-one knows too much of it you can only save yourself by cut out all the meds. " If u don't take, you don't die--then don't take" especially the nutritional supplements like vitamin E, omega3 etc and immune suppressants they feed cancer cells before feed regular cells must have very healthy life style and don't respond to stress, stay happy do breast self exam and MRI instead X-ray worthless good luck. Read more...
It depends. The genetic councilor should be able to tell the chance of you having breast cancer in the future based on your entire family tree and the exact type of mutation. It would probably be around 40-60%. Higher screening is an acceptable option if you can get it regularly enough and be aggressive as soon as it is found. It is a difficult decision to make. There is also, anti-hormonal therapy that would reduce your risk of breast cancer. I would make the decision based on your lifestyle an access to healthcare. If you can have adequate and reliable follow ups then may be do that. If you are too nervous about it, then have the mastectomy. It is a difficult decision to make and needs to be tailored to you personally. Read more...
No! Although the PALB2 mutation increases risk, preventive mastectomy is not recommended. There are other ways to decrease your risk including taking raloxifene or tamoxifen. See a medical oncologist to discuss this (and a genetic counselor! ) Read more...

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...