Can you survive Stage 5 breast cancer?
5-year relative survival rates for breast cancer.
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|
Is there a stage 5 in breast cancer? For breast cancer there are 5 stages – stage 0 followed by stages 1 to 4. Often the stages 1 to 4 are written as the Roman numerals I, II, III and IV. Generally, the higher the stage number, the more the cancer has spread. Talk to your doctor if you have questions about staging.
What is the last stage of breast cancer? What is stage IV breast cancer? Stage IV is the most advanced stage of breast cancer. It has spread to nearby lymph nodes and to distant parts of the body beyond the breast. This means it possibly involves your organs — such as the lungs, liver, or brain — or your bones.
What are the symptoms of stage 5 breast cancer?
- changes in breast shape.
- shortness of breath.
- new, unexplained pain.
- changes in appetite or digestion difficulties.
- weight loss.
- new headaches.