Is early stage of breast cancer curable? Treatment with a combination of surgery, radiation, and sometimes medication can cure breast cancer in the early stages. The American Cancer Society (ACS) reports that 99 percent of people who receive treatment for breast cancer in the earliest stages live for 5 years or longer after diagnosis.
What is the survival rate for early stage breast cancer?
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|
Does Stage 1 breast cancer require chemo? Chemotherapy. Chemotherapy is not usually offered for stage 1 breast tumours. It may be offered after surgery (called adjuvant therapy) for these tumours if there is a high risk that the cancer will come back (recur).
How is early breast cancer treated? Surgery. Surgery is usually the first step in treating early breast cancer. You may have mastectomy (the entire breast is removed) or lumpectomy (only the tumor and some surrounding tissue are removed).