Is Stage 1 breast cancer completely curable? Although the majority of women with Stage I breast cancer are cured following treatment with surgery and radiation, some patients may benefit from additional treatment with chemotherapy and/or hormonal therapy. Treatment after surgery is called adjuvant therapy and it may further decrease the risk of cancer recurrence.
How often does stage 1 breast cancer come back? It can depend on characteristics of your breast cancer like hormone receptor status and size of the tumor. Local recurrence is more common, and about 7% to 11% of women with early-stage breast cancer have a local recurrence within the first five years.
Can you live a long life with Stage 1 cancer? Stage 1. Most women (around 98%) will survive their cancer for 5 years or more after diagnosis.
What happens if you have stage 1 breast cancer? Stage 1. Stage 1 breast cancer means the tumor is very small and either has not spread or may have a tiny bit of spread in a nearby lymph node. A cancer that has spread into the surrounding area is referred to as invasive breast cancer. Stage 1A: The tumor is very small and has not spread to the lymph nodes.