Is Stage 2 breast cancer completely curable? Stage II breast cancers are curable with current multi-modality treatment consisting of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. Effective treatment of stage II breast cancer requires both local and systemic therapy.
What is the survival rate of stage 2 breast cancer? Overall, the prognosis for stage 2 breast cancer is generally good. According to the American Cancer Society, the 5-year relative survival rate is: 99 percent for localized breast cancer (has not spread outside the breast) 86 percent for regional breast cancer (spread to nearby lymph nodes)
Is Stage 2 cancer serious? Stage 2 cancer refers to larger tumors or cancers that have grown more deeply into nearby tissue. In this stage, the cancer may have spread to the lymph nodes, but not to other parts of the body. While it’s not considered advanced cancer, stage 2 cancers are more advanced than stage 1 cancers.
Is chemotherapy necessary for Stage 2 breast cancer? If you’ve been diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer, the outlook is very good. You are more likely to have chemotherapy and/or radiation therapy than if your tumor was stage 1, but these tumors are still very treatable.