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What is the average survival rate for breast cancer?
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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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