How serious is invasive lobular breast cancer? The five-year survival rate for invasive lobular carcinoma is high compared to other types of cancer — nearly 100% when treated early. If the cancer has spread to nearby tissues, the five-year survival rate is about 93%. If it has metastasized to other areas of your body, the five-year survival rate is 22%.
Is invasive lobular breast cancer aggressive? But ILC tumors can often spread aggressively. People diagnosed with ILC are on average 3 years older at diagnosis compared with those with IDC. ILC is also most often diagnosed at a more advanced stage.
Do you need chemo for invasive lobular carcinoma? Your treatment options for invasive lobular carcinoma depend on the aggressiveness of your cancer, its stage, your overall health and your preferences. Treatment often consists of surgery and additional (adjuvant) therapy, which may include chemotherapy, radiation and hormone therapy.
Does invasive lobular breast cancer spread? Over time, invasive lobular breast cancer can also spread to the lymph nodes in the underarms, beneath the breast or inside the chest or to other areas in the body away from the breast.