Aug 28, 2008 Breast cancer survivors have a substantial risk of recurrence: of the women who were cancerfree at five years, one fifth or so can develop the disease during the following decade.
While treatable, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) cannot be cured. The fiveyear survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 22 percent; median survival is three years. Annually, the disease takes 40, 000 lives. As with primary breast cancer, treatment for stage 4 breast cancer, such as chemotherapy or radiation, can often be harsh and unforgiving.
Endocrine therapies are still the most effective medical therapy for this subtype of breast cancer, and the end goal is to inhibit growth andor kill ERpositive breast cancer cells.
JoAnn is probably one of the longest living stage IV survivors. When she was diagnosed with breast cancer over 12 years ago she was given 9 months to live.
Apr 26, 2010 Doctors told Katherine Russell Rich 17 years ago that because of her Stage 4 breast cancer, not enough if youre investigating longterm survivors.
It depends on the type of breast cancer and response to treatment but many stage 4 breast cancer live years and Ive personally had stage 4 breast cancer patients
Breast cancer survivor Carol Stevens says shes going to enjoy every minute of her upcoming birthday party. I feel extremely excited getting ready to celebrate
May 12, 2005 LongTerm Benefits. Cancer survival is typically reported in terms of fiveyear survival. But many people want to know how likely they are to live 10 or 15 years
A Chat With Breast Cancer Survivor Diane Becker Krasnick Beating Breast Cancer With Faith, Family, Friends and Fun
Years ago the rate of survivability was low, according to a representative of the Susan G. Komen organization, Today there are 3 million breast cancer survivors and a 99