What is the life expectancy of someone with triple-negative breast cancer? In general, about 91% of all women with triple-negative breast cancer are still alive 5 years after diagnosis. If the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes near the breast (regional) the 5 year relative survival rate is about 65%. If the cancer has spread to distant places, the 5 year relative survival rate is 12%.
Is triple-negative breast cancer curable? It’s one of the most challenging breast cancers to treat. But researchers are making steady progress toward more effective treatments. Overall, 77% of women who have triple negative breast cancer are alive five years after diagnosis.
Does triple-negative breast cancer shorten your life? Five-year relative survival rates tend to be lower for triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) than for other forms of breast cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, the overall 5-year relative survival rate for TNBC is 77 percent .
Where is the first place triple-negative breast cancer spreads? Lymph nodes.
The lymph nodes under your arm are the first place breast cancer is most likely to spread. It might also travel into the tissue surrounding your breast, like in your chest, or it might travel up to your collarbone or lower neck.