Breast cancer statistics

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Avatar n tn It does not turn into breast cancer. It can make mammography more difficult to read and self breast exam more difficult to do in terms of feeling for new lumps, however.
Avatar n tn What are recurrence statistics for invasive ductal breast cancer HER2 positive.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with bc in May 2003. With the info that my doctors have I have been staged IIA breast cancer. I have read through some of the other Q&A's that many women want to know statistics for survival. All answers say the same thing....the statistics are old. Why are the stats not updated monthly, quarterly, etc? Who accumulates the stats? Are these stats based on women who are or are not receiving chemotherapy. What is the age range for these stats.
Avatar n tn Both passed away after the chemo treatment within weeks. Both has stage 2 breast cancer when they were dx'd, many years apart. I take after that side of the family so for me I want to be sure and want to investigage. Thank you!
Avatar m tn female, personal or family history of breast cancer, early onset of menses or late menopause, prolonged exposure to estrogen hormone, late pregnancies, high fat diet, radiation, genetics, estrogen replacement therapy and alcohol, smoking or obesity. I hope this helps. Take care and keep us posted.
Avatar f tn breast cancer stage I -- need statistics I searched for survival statistics for breast cancer vs treatment options and did not find many really useful tables. I notice many of your answers to specific questions included the phrase " These and other statistics are helpful when used generally to make recommendations and decisions regarding treatment".
Avatar f tn Hi, Of course there is....Treatment should be aggressive and many survive breast cancer stage 3 C. Stages 3 c breast cancer may be treated with a mastectomy, surgery, radiation and/or hormone therapy. Stage 3 - C cancer of the breast is subdivided into two more classifications to differentiate them better. The two types of stage 3 - C carcinoma differ from each other because one is operable while the other is non - operable.
Avatar n tn He/She will only be able to give you the general statistics for your cancer diagnosis. The grade of the cancer is important, your age, your menopausal status and very importantly your state of mind. A positive outlook is so important. I know it is very hard to be positive all the time, I have my up days and down days. I wish you all the best with your future and I do hope you will remain cancer free.
Avatar f tn Obesity, alcohol use and smoking all significantly increase the risk of second breast cancer among breast cancer survivors. We found that obese women had a 50 percent increased risk, women who consumed at least one alcoholic drink per day had a 90 percent increased risk, and women who were current smokers had a 120 percent increased risk of developing a second breast cancer.
Avatar n tn My mother has breast cancer stage 4.She had a masectomy on her right breast,and now she has chronic pain there.We have went to several doctors and now she is being treating at a pain clinic.They have her on fentanyl patch's 75 mg.They don't help.She has took vicadine,morphine,lorocet,and who knows what else.The pills eased the pain for awhile,but either she became immuned or the pain has gotten worse.
Avatar f tn Unfortunately, more and more I am hearing of women being ten, 15, or 20 years out having breast cancer again. Are there any statistics as to recurrence/survival rates depending on the number of years out from the original breast cancer? Is it true that the further out, the more likely the breast cancer would be a new cancer? Thank you so much and thanks for the great service you provide.
Avatar f tn My question is are there any 5 and 10 year survival statistics for women who have had a stage 3 breast cancer and were treated with herceptin?
Avatar n tn I am considering using tomaxifen after a stage 1 lumpectomy and radiation on a estrogen & progesterone positive tumor. What percentage of an advantage would I have that breast cancer would not return?
Avatar n tn What ae the statistics of breast cancer ocurring in the other breast following a mastectomy? Would you suggest the most current articles on this subject?
Avatar m tn hi doctor , Could you please give me a bit of information as which cancer is more severe is it Ovarian Cancer 3C or Breast Cancer 3C ? which cancer has a higher 5 year survival percentage and what are the recurrence statics for these cancers in comparasion stage remaining constant( 3C ) ? usally in ovarian cancer if even few lymph nodes are involved they say the prognosis is poor , but generally in breast cancer a lot of lymph nodes are usally involved, what is the reason for this statement ?
Avatar f tn Recently, I have observed that my right breast had grown larger in size compared to left breast. Is this a sign that I require a breast examination or it could be a result of some allergy?
Avatar n tn I've been told medullary breast cancer has a better prognosis than some other types but the Dr.'s have been vague on exactly what "better" means. Could you give me info or statistics specific to medullary breast cancer or a resource where I could find more info? Exactly what does "better" mean? Is medullary breast cancer just a sub-type of invasive ductile cancer? Are all medullary cancers er/pr negative?
Avatar n tn Dear Napoleon, The goal of treatment of metastatic breast cancer is to control the disease and symptoms of the disease for as long as possible. Hormonal therapy can be very effective in doing this. There are statistics about how effective a certain drug will be based on averages of groups of patient responses. However, how long that treatment will be effective in an individual is impossible to foresee.
Avatar n tn My mother was recently diagnosed breast cancer that is ERPR negitive and HER2 negitive. I have had difficultly finding infromation about this type of breast cancer. I am worried because the oncologist suggested that she take her chemo dose dense, therefore she goes every two weeks. I understand that it means that her cancer is not enduced by her hormones, but what are the risks and stats on this type. I would just like more information on what this means.
Avatar m tn The risk of breast cancer in carriers of BRCA1 mutation is estimated to be 36-87%. Lifetime breast cancer risk for carriers of BRCA2 is 45-84%.
Avatar n tn I am 52 yrs. old and always had good health, until diagnosed with breast cancer. My tumor was 5 cm. before chemo treatment. I had 4 treatments of adriamycin and 2 taxotere, then surgery. (I am scheduled to have the remaining 2 treatments of taxotere.) Pathologist report showed I responded well to chemo, and shrunk tumor to under 2cm. I had 9 lymph nodes with microscopic cancer cells. None outside the node walls. ER/PR were both negative. I will also have 5 weeks of radiation.
Avatar n tn That way, the source of the lump can be determined and you can move on. If it is not cancer, your nerves will instantly be at ease. If it is cancer, statistics show that even women with large lumps can do very well with treatment (live for years and possibly even achieve a cure). Your doctor may be able to prescribe some anti-anxiety medication to help you get through the process.
Avatar n tn Hello: I have been diagnosed with high grade DCIS and have been doing some research. I have found statistics about recurrence/metastasis that seem to be utterly contradictory. One, addressing early breast cancer says: "Thirty percent of patients without node involvement at diagnosis will develop metastatic disease." The other says: "Mastectomy for DCIS has been associated with a long-term local regional survival disease-free survival of 95% or greater.
Avatar f tn For your reference there is one study, which suggests that the prognosis remains the same in Breast Cancer patients generally and Breast Cancer patients post RT for Hodgkins. You can access the abstract of this Stanford study at pubmed: You may find the complete article on Jouran of Clinical oncology:
158939 tn?1274918797 Here are the estimated 2006 US Female Death From Cancer (by Type) statistics from the American Cancer Society 31% Breast 12% Lung & bronchus 11% Colon & rectum 6% Uterine corpus 4% Non-Hodgkin lymphoma 4% Melanoma of skin 3% Thyroid 3% Ovary 2% Urinary bladder 2% Pancreas 22% All Other Sites Did you see that? Thyroid cancer is estimated to account for AS MANY DEATHS IN THE U.S.
Avatar n tn The findings of the study were that 20 per cent of the women treated by biopsy only developed invasive breast cancer; in 68 per cent of the 20 per cent, the breast diagnosed with atypical lobular hyperplasia was the one that developed invasive cancer; in 24 per cent of the 20 per cent, it was the contralateral breast.
Avatar n tn Genomic Labs in California is the only lab currently in the world that performs this genomic test that quantifies the risk of recurrence in node negative, ER+, early stage breast cancer. It assigns a number 1-18 low; 19-30 intermediate; over 30 high. Most oncologists will let you skip the chemo if your percentage is 10 or under. My number was 26 with a 16% chance of recurrence in ten years (taking into account that I will be on Tamoxifen).
Avatar n tn Dear Dulin: Predicting cancer behavior is nearly impossible. Most statistics are based on large groups of people and are based on probabilities. Women who had positive lymph nodes are more likely to develop metastatic disease than those with negative nodes. Women with one metastasis are more likely to have subsequent metastasis than those who have never had a metastasis, for example. However, in any individual cases, the possibility exists that your case will not be "average.
Avatar f tn Hi Nora, Don't drive yourself crazy looking up stuff online. (I have done that.) Call the American Cancer Society and request booklets for information about breast cancer, breast cancer and diet, alcohol & BC, & they are all free. I did the same thing you did, drinking 2 glasses of beer or wine 5-7 days a week (sometimes more on my days off) thinking it would help prevent heart disease (I have family risk on both sides of the family) and & thinking it reduced stress.