What is the life expectancy with breast cancer?
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|
Can breast cancer be 100% cured? In fact, the five-year survival rate for women diagnosed with Stage 1 breast cancer is 99 per cent, says Dr. Prithwish De, an epidemiologist with the Canadian Cancer Society. “The five-year mark is usually used as the measure of a cure,” he explains, and the cancer is considered to be gone from the body.
Can you live 20 years after breast cancer? Many people with localized or regional breast cancer survive for 20 years or longer after receiving a diagnosis and treatment. It is rare for someone with distant breast cancer to live for 20 years. However, scientists are continuing to improve treatments for distant breast cancer.
What percentage of breast cancer is fatal? Trends in breast cancer deaths
The chance that a woman will die from breast cancer is about 1 in 39 (about 2.6%). Since 2007, breast cancer death rates have been steady in women younger than 50, but have continued to decrease in older women.