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 .
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.
Where does triple-negative breast cancer usually spread to? It has spread to distant organs or to lymph nodes far from the breast. The most common sites of spread are the bone, liver, brain or lung.
Is triple-negative breast cancer worse? Triple-negative breast cancer has worse overall survival and cause-specific survival than non-triple-negative breast cancer.