Can you survive Stage 5 breast cancer?
5-year relative survival rates for breast cancer.
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|
Is there a stage 5 in breast cancer? For breast cancer there are 5 stages – stage 0 followed by stages 1 to 4. Often the stages 1 to 4 are written as the Roman numerals I, II, III and IV. Generally, the higher the stage number, the more the cancer has spread. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about staging.
What are the symptoms of stage 5 breast cancer?
- changes in breast shape.
- shortness of breath.
- new, unexplained pain.
- changes in appetite or digestion difficulties.
- weight loss.
- new headaches.
What’s the highest stage of breast cancer? The highest stage (stage IV) is any cancer with metastases (M1), no matter the size of the tumor, the lymph node status or other factors. This is known as metastatic breast cancer and is the most advanced stage of breast cancer.