What are the first signs of metastatic breast cancer?
- Bone pain.
- Changes in brain function.
- Trouble breathing.
- Belly swelling.
- Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Double vision.
How long does breast cancer take to metastasize? Each division takes about 1 to 2 months, so a detectable tumor has likely been growing in the body for 2 to 5 years. Generally speaking, the more cells divide, the bigger the tumor grows.
What is the survival rate of metastasized breast cancer? Metastatic breast cancer causes the vast majority of deaths from the disease. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for women with metastatic breast cancer is 29%.
How long can you live with metastasis breast cancer? While treatable, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) cannot be cured. The five-year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 22 percent; median survival is three years. Annually, the disease takes 40,000 lives.