Is it good to have HER2-negative? In normal cells, HER2 helps control cell growth. Cancer cells that are HER2 negative may grow more slowly and are less likely to recur (come back) or spread to other parts of the body than cancer cells that have a large amount of HER2 on their surface.
Is it better to be HER2-negative or positive? Breast cancer cells with higher than normal levels of HER2 are called HER2-positive. These cancers tend to grow and spread faster than breast cancers that are HER2-negative, but are much more likely to respond to treatment with drugs that target the HER2 protein.
Does HER2-negative require chemo? Most instances of ER-positive, HER2-negative, node-negative breast cancer <1 cm, and all cancers ≤0.5 cm, have a sufficiently good prognosis with endocrine therapy alone, that they do not typically require adjuvant chemotherapy.
What is the survival rate of HER2-negative breast cancer? Survival rates can vary based off of the subtype of breast cancer that you have. A publication from the American Cancer Society reports 5-year survival rates for HER2-negative breast cancers as: 92 percent for HER2-negative, HR-positive breast cancer. 77 percent for triple-negative breast cancer.