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.
Depends. It depends on the stage, the biology and whether you receive the optimal therapy for particular type of cancer that you have. For instance, for her 2+ disease-for the same stage of cancer- your survival will be better if you receive herceptin (trastuzumab)/her 2 inhibitor in addition to chemo as opposed to if you do not receive herceptin (trastuzumab). Discuss with your oncologist in detail.

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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...

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...

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...
See comment. Invasive cancer: malignant cells have penetrated into the surrouding cells and are at risk for metastases. In situ (dcis) is a condition where malignant appearing cells do not have that penetration - and have little or no risk of metastases. Invasive breast cancer requires lumpectomy (with radiation) or mastectomy. Most patients receive some sort of whole body treatment: chemo or hormonal block. 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...