Is stage 3B breast cancer curable? Because stage 3 breast cancer has spread outside the breast, it can be harder to treat than earlier stage breast cancer, though that depends on a few factors. With aggressive treatment, stage 3 breast cancer is curable; however, the risk that the cancer will grow back after treatment is high.
What does breast cancer stage 3B mean? Stage 3B. Stage 3B means the tumour has spread to the skin of the breast or the chest wall. The chest wall means the structures surrounding and protecting the lungs, such as the ribs, muscles, skin or connective tissues. The cancer has made the skin break down (an ulcer) or caused swelling.
What is the survival rate of stage 3B cancer? For stage 3B cancers the survival rate is about 26 percent. For stage 3C cancers the survival rate is about 1 percent.
What is the average life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer? According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the survival rate for females with stage 3 breast cancer over a 5-year period is approximately 86% . A 5-year survival rate is a measure of a person’s chance of living 5 years after their cancer diagnosis compared with a person who does not have breast cancer.