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How serious or dangerous is breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
12 doctors agree

In brief: It depends!

It depends on the type of breast cancer, the "stage" (ie how big or small, whether it has spread to lymph nodes), and other factors.
Most breast cancer is detected early and cured. Left untreated, breast cancer can definitely lead to death. Overall, compared to other cancers, breast cancer has a very good prognosis. More than 85% of women are alive 5 years after diagnosis!

In brief: It depends!

It depends on the type of breast cancer, the "stage" (ie how big or small, whether it has spread to lymph nodes), and other factors.
Most breast cancer is detected early and cured. Left untreated, breast cancer can definitely lead to death. Overall, compared to other cancers, breast cancer has a very good prognosis. More than 85% of women are alive 5 years after diagnosis!
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
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In brief: Can be serious

It depends on the type and stage of the breast cancer.
Breast cancer can be very serious and dangerous.

In brief: Can be serious

It depends on the type and stage of the breast cancer.
Breast cancer can be very serious and dangerous.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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In brief: Breast ca

Very, can kill you.

In brief: Breast ca

Very, can kill you.
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
Dr. Kathryn Wagner
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