Breast cancer survival rates

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Avatar f tn A second occurance of cancer in the same breast isn't by any means a death sentence. Even metatistic cancer from the primary breast involvement isn't that either. There are many Stage IV survivors on a forum I visit. I must say that looking "fit" doesn't have much to do with having cancer though. It seems to strike the "fit" as well as the "unfit'. The forum I mentioned is BCSUPPORT.ORG ... you might ck. it out and read the posts from the many survivors.
Avatar n tn Hi, The current 5-year survival rates in women with breast cancer is between 80-90%. It also depends on the metastasis of the cancer to the lymph nodes or other body organs. In case of metstasis the survival rates decrease to 20-30% at 5 yeras. The ten year survival rates are 75 - 85%.
Avatar n tn Dear Mina5, Using the information given above your friend's cancer would be staged at 2b. Five-year survival rates quoted for this stage of cancer are approximately 66%. This is just a number, and much depends on how the individual responds to the treatment - the local tumor is treated and any possible spread of the cancer beyond the breast has been controlled with the chemotherapy.
Avatar n tn Why are cancer survival rates listed in terms of five or ten years? Is it unlikely to survive longer than ten years after being diagnosed with cancer?
Avatar n tn published by Lippincott, 1998 gives different numbers and describes them in terms of observed and relative survival rates. I will include the entire description: Staging is done by the TNM staging system. T stands for tumor, N for nodes, and M for metastasis.
Avatar m tn American Cancer Society Breast cancer survival also continues to decline after five years. Survival after ten years depends on the stage; early stage breast cancers are associated with high survival rates than late stages cancers. Overall Survival Rate After 5 years 88% After 10 years 80% After 15 years 71% After 20 years 63% Source: American Cancer Society All women are at risk for developing breast cancer.
Avatar f tn I am a 3 year survivor of breast cancer I was diagnosed with t2n3mo stage 3c breast cancer in 2007 I had a mastectomy followed by chemo and radiation I took tamoxifen till I had a hysotectomy now I take Arimedex I would like to know what my survival rate is
Avatar n tn Hello, My Mother did not want to know her prognosis so she could give cancer a good fight, however, I want to spend as much time with her as possible. I know that survival rates are only an estimation and it does not hold true to everyone. I have included the path report below that will give enough information to gain the scientific data to gain an estimation. The other websites I have googled are vague in the least.
Avatar f tn Can't seem to get a straight survival or recurrence rate from docs, just said I got it bad and will try to kill it...Please clarify recurrence or survival rates for me.
Avatar n tn You may find five-year survival rates quoted for Stage 3A cancer in a range of 40-70%. These numbers based on a group of patients, and does not translate literally to the individual. These and other statistics are helpful when used generally to make recommendations and decisions regarding treatment, but how an individual will respond to treatment is influenced by many factors that are not captured by the statistic. Your best source for answers to your questions is your oncologist.
Avatar f tn Hope I am not too late in replying but re survival rates they seem so reluctant to tell us anything. I had a second opinion and for my specific situation which is similar but not identical to you I was told the following. I just turned 41, was dx triple neg in May 09, grade 3, stage 3, had a lumpectomy (3cm lump) followed by a re-excision and removal of infected lymph nodes 17/17. Also told I had significant vascular invasion plus extracapsular....
Avatar f tn I am looking for the true survival rates for stage IIB breast cancer. I have been on chemo (a study including Avastin) since March '10 and have one more treatment left prior to surgery. Now I understand the FDA is withdrawing its consent to use Avastin. My axilla tumor was nearly 4cm while the breast tumor was 2.5+/- . My question is: What are the true survival rates when you are comparing lumpectomy vs complete bilaterial mastectomy.
Avatar f tn ) The good news is that early detection and new treatments have improved survival rates. The 5-year survival rate for women diagnosed with cancer is 80%. About 88% of women diagnosed with breast cancer will survive at least 10 years. Unfortunately, women in lower social and economic groups still have significantly lower survival rates than women in higher groups.
Avatar f tn Medical specialists all around the world explains that the five - year breast cancer survival rates of stage 3 - C is around 35% chance of survival. Please take note that these statistics are based on years where cancer detection and treatment where not yet advance. With all the advancement in research and cure for cancer today, cancer survival rates should become higher compared to the statistics last ten years ago. I hope this helps. Best wishes...
Avatar f tn As stated by japdip, breast cancer is serious, but the survival rate is much better. Stage only has to do with lymph node involvement and the size of the tumor. THis helps the oncologist determine the treatment for your particular cancer. It was after my surgery that the surgeon found lymph node involvement plus the size of 1 of the 3 tumors was larger. 6 wks after surgery, I was healed enough to begin chemo.
Avatar n tn MY MOM,61, WAS DIAGNOSED WITH BREAST CANCER. HAD LUMPECTOMY IN SEPTEMBER. TUMOR WAS 2.1 CM. INVASIVE, GRADE 1, 1 NODE POSITIVE. SHE JUST FINISHED DOSE DENSE CHEMO (AC,THEN TAXOL).NOW SHE HAS TO GO FOR RADIATION. SHE IS STARTING TO WANT A MASTECTOMY IN YOUR HONEST OPINION WHAT WILL BENEFIT HER THE MOST.AS FAR AS LESS RISK OF RECURRENCE AND FOR SOMEONE IN HER AGE. SHE DOES NOT CARE ABOUT LOSING HER BREAST,SHE JUST WANTS PEACE OF MIND.
Avatar f tn Architectural distortion by itself is not a diagnosis of breast cancer. It just means that the tissue in the breast has been altered or disturbed. Microcalcification is a normal part of the aging process.In some situations, they can form around cancerous or precancerous conditions.If the calcifications are numerous, scattered throughout the breast, or large there tends to be less concern.
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.
322973 tn?1239908038 The present and future role of bisphosphonates in the management of patients with breast cancer. Breast Cancer Res 2002, 4:24-29 __________________________________________________________________________________________ Cochrane Review Background Bone is the most common site of metastatic disease associated with breast cancer (BC). Bisphosphonates inhibit osteoclast-mediated bone resorption.
Avatar n tn Those of us that are fighting ovarian cancer do not look survival rates. We know they are low, but we also know that each and every one of us has the same chance to be that 1 in 10, so that is what we look towards. Hope is a very important part of the fight along with a positive attitude. It does take several months for the effects of chemo to wear off. But I am curious, is your sister still under Drs care?
Avatar n tn I have double breast cancer due to the BRCA 2 gene. It is considered a stage 2 with 3 node involvement that has not spread. Why is my survival rate 5-7 years? I plan on having the ovaries removed and the breasts removed? Where will it return?
Avatar n tn I heard it is an expensive drug and what is the difference between other normal drugsto treat breast cancer? What is the successful rate by using herceptin ? Please advice, thanks.
Avatar n tn I am worried as she has been diagnosed for over a year now and has a small child. What are the survival rates for someone with this type of cancer. I am concerned as she does not seem to think this is going to shorten her life in any way just that she will have to live with it. The specialist has not given her any indication of life expectancy but I am premusing this is because she has not asked.
Avatar n tn Also you need to know that you dont have to worry about this being life threatening as the 5 year survival rates for a non metastasizing breast cancer are from 70 -80%. Goodluck.
Avatar m tn Hi, I am sorry to hear about your Mother's breast cancer and I can surely understand your anxiety concerning her situation. I really believe that your Mother has to follow her Doctor's recommendation.When cancer has metastasized to the lymph nodes,she definitely needs to do exactly as her Oncologist advised her,because cancer cells can move on to succeeding lymph nodes and organs.
Avatar n tn are being sent to a pathologist that has actually written articles on this particular cancer of the breast. My question is if you've seen this, what am I looking at for staging, etc. I know my grading is 9/9 and 3 for Bloom Richardson. My tumor was 5cm, but with no lymph node involvment. My internal mammory lymph node is enlarged (which they told me that before my surgery) So now my question is even though the lymph nodes under my arm were clean..
Avatar f tn Three years ago, my sister,age 35 at the time, was diagnosed with breast cancer. When they found it-she too was stage IV. The cancer was in the 22 lymph nodes they biopsy'd, and also in her spine. It quickly spread to her thyroid, ovaries, humerus and eventually to her liver. She lived 3 years after she was diagnosed. (1 year after it spread to the liver.) She did great for the first two years. She fought strong and hard. She only had a hard time for her last 3 months of her life.