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What is the survival rate for stage 3 breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: More than 50%

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Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time!

In brief: More than 50%

This is a hard question.
Invasive ductal carcinoma is the most common type of breast cancer. It depends on whether it's stage3a, b or c, and the time of survival. At 5 years after diagnosis, 50-60% of women with stage 3 breast cancer are alive. Other factors are age, receptor status of the tumor, number of lymph nodes involved, and treatment. Remember that survival is improving all the time!
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
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In brief: Can be misleading

The most recent data from the national cancer database reported a 5-yr survival between 41-74% for stage 3 breast cancer.
However...This is based on anatomic (tumor size, lymph node status, etc) rather than molecular staging (receptor status, ki-67, her2/neu, oncotypedx, etc), which can be much more telling. Furthermore, this data is based on pt's diagnosed 10+ yrs ago & rx has improved.

In brief: Can be misleading

The most recent data from the national cancer database reported a 5-yr survival between 41-74% for stage 3 breast cancer.
However...This is based on anatomic (tumor size, lymph node status, etc) rather than molecular staging (receptor status, ki-67, her2/neu, oncotypedx, etc), which can be much more telling. Furthermore, this data is based on pt's diagnosed 10+ yrs ago & rx has improved.
Dr. Barry Rosen
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