What are the odds of dying from breast cancer?

Variable. 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.
Depends. Our hope is that everyone will be diagnosed with breast cancer at an early stage and be treated sucessfully. Unfortunately, many women still do not get mammograms and are detected with cancer at late stages. The odds of dying depend on the stage of the breast cancer and response to treatment. Do not think about dying, shift your thoughts to surviving and beating cancer.

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What are the odds of a breast cancer recurrence?

Depends. Tumor factors - based on tnm staging, receptor status, grade etc treatment factors - optimal therapy vs. Not patient factors - genetic predisposition - this is rarely the issue time factor - longer the time lapse since initial therapy, lesser the odds. Read more...
Variable. Depends on the stage of the cancer. In general - the node status is most important (assuming that you mean cancer that has not already metastasized). More positive nodes = more likely recurrence. Size of the tumor is important. Tumors that do not have estrogen receptor, those with a high proliferative index (ki-67) and those with her-2-neu markers all have higher recurrence rates. Read more...

What are the odds of recovery from breast cancer?

Breast ca. This question is very complicated. Recovery from breast cancer is related to the stage at diagnosis and the response to treatment. In general, recovery is excellent when caught early and decreases with advancing stage. Read more...
Variable. Depends on tnm staging. Larger tumors have more recurrences. Spread to lymph nodes have a worse prognosis. Metastases to liver, bone, et. Have the worst prognosis. Beyond that, patients with estrogen receptor positive tumors do better. A woman with a mammographically detected er+ node negative breast cancer has a greater than 90% chance of beating the cancer. Read more...
Depends on stage. The odds depend on the patients general overall health and also the stage of the cancer. Read more...

What are the odds of getting breast cancer twice?

0.5-3% per year. The risk of developing a second breast cancer varies with the age of the patient and whether they have the hereditary or environmental form of breast cancer. In general, this rate varies between 0.5-3%. Read more...
Risk factors. This is a difficult question to answer in a general fashion. Knowing the specifics of the first breast cancer like stage and treatment are important. Also risk factors like family history and brca status play a role. I recommend you contact your oncologist or surgeon and possibly a genetic cancer to review your individual risk and get a personalized answer. Read more...

At 82 and having breast cancer what are my odds of survival?

Please ask your doc. Am sorry to hear that but it depends what stage and type the breast cancer is and what your over health is, please call your doc as your doc should be able to give u odds based on all that information that your doc knows. Read more...
Good. Whatever your age, the odds of surviving breast cancer overall are good! the majority of women survive breast cancer. What matters more than your age is your type of breast cancer, and the stage at diagnosis. If you have stage i cancer, your odds of dying from breast cancer are very low. It's more likely you will die from something else. But please ask your doctor this question! Read more...

Grandmother had breast cancer lived she didn't get young what are the odds of me getting breast cancer? Is it passed on by family? I don't smokeordrink

Breast cancer risk. Breast cancer in women under 25 is very rare. A history of breast cancer in your mother or sister (1st degree relative) significantly increases your risk for breast cancer, especially if they are diagnosed at an early age (50 or younger). Breast cancer in your grandma is not as significant. Breast cancer screening with mammogram is recommended starting at age 40. Read more...
Why do you ask? A close relative with early breast cancer may prompt a genetic study. Otherwise, stop second-guessing your odds. This isn't productive. Report any dominant breast mass to your physician without delay, and comply with your physician's other recommendations on screening. Best wishes. Read more...

What are the odds of a 97 year old having breast cancer?

Not high. The median age of breast cancer in female in us is about 67 years. That means the further you are away from the median the lesser is the chance. But it's still a possibility. I would not recommend routine mammogram in this age group. Just use common sense and if one finds a lump that's new, then medical attention should be sought. Read more...

What are the odds of a 17 year old getting breast cancer?

< 1 in a million. The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. Read more...
Very rare. It is very rare and very unlikely for teenagers to get breast cancer. Need to see a doctor for an examination. Read more...

What are the odds of a nineteen year old having breast cancer?

< 1 in a million. The incidence of breast cancer in teenage women was recently reported as 0.08 cases per 100, 000 people, so the odds are very, very low. Regardless, any new breast lump should be followed by a physician evaluation. Read more...
VERY Low, but. It is possible, thus, a lump that persists, visualized by ultrasound, perhaps a mri, would have to biopsied to truly be determined that it was benign and not cancerous. You can't determine cancer definitively by any other test than expert pathologic diagnostic tests-- biopsy the suspect area. I know that both patients and physicians don't want to do "needless" biopsies that are benign. But........ Read more...

What is the odds for breast cancer for women in her 40s with dense breast and no other risk factors?

Breast cancer. The odds are tough to understand when you say you are in your 40's. Please make an appointment to see a Gynecologist to determine if your numbers are OK or if you need more (or less) treatment. Read more...
Why do you ask? It's moot. Breast density is not a factor. If you find a dominant mass, get seen without delay and a cure is highly likely. With zero risk factors, it's low but the real protection comes from alertness. Read more...