What are the symptoms of hormonal breast cancer?
- New lump in the breast or underarm (armpit).
- Thickening or swelling of part of the breast.
- Irritation or dimpling of breast skin.
- Redness or flaky skin in the nipple area or the breast.
- Pulling in of the nipple or pain in the nipple area.
What is the survival rate for hormonal breast cancer?
|Study||Study Population (number of participants)||5-Year Overall Survival|
|Prospective cohort studies|
|SEER ||111,993||Women younger than 40: 90%†Sig Women 40-49: 94%†Sig Women 50-59: 95%†Sig Women 60-69: 95%†Sig Women 70-74: 94%†Sig|
|Danish Breast Cancer Cooperative Group ||26,944||85%‡|
What causes hormonal breast cancer? Studies have also shown that a woman’s risk of breast cancer is related to the estrogen and progesterone made by her ovaries (known as endogenous estrogen and progesterone). Being exposed for a long time and/or to high levels of these hormones has been linked to an increased risk of breast cancer.
What percentage of breast cancer is hormonal? About 70-80 percent of breast cancers are hormone receptor-positive [18,29]. Hormone receptor status is part of breast cancer staging and helps guide your treatment. You may hear the term “biomarker” to describe hormone receptors.