How long can you live after stage 2 breast cancer?
|Breast Cancer Stage*||5-Year Breast Cancer-Specific Survival Rate|
|Adapted from Weiss et al. |
Does Stage 2 breast cancer always return? Stage 2 breast cancer generally has a good prognosis and can be cured with treatments. On average, 7 to 11 percent of women with early breast cancer may experience a local recurrence in the first five years following treatment.
Is Stage 2 breast cancer completely curable? Stage II breast cancers are curable with current multi-modality treatment consisting of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. Effective treatment of stage II breast cancer requires both local and systemic therapy.
How long do Stage 2 cancer patients live?
Survival Rates by Disease Extent.
|SEER 5-Year Survival Classification|
|Stage at Diagnosis||5-Year Survival Rate|
|Localized (e.g., stage 2a)||59%|
|Regional (e.g., stage 2b)||31.7%|
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