I wrote a paper that answers this very question.
In the 80's and most of the 90's it was thought that the prognosis for these patients was dismal. But looking at national cancer institute data of similar breast cancer
patients with > 10 positive lymph nodes since 1998, the 5 year survival rate is 64%. This is a national average; some cancer centers post even better results!
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