How long do people live with triple-negative breast cancer? In general, about 91% of all women with triple-negative breast cancer are still alive 5 years after diagnosis. If the cancer has spread to the lymph nodes near the breast (regional) the 5 year relative survival rate is about 65%. If the cancer has spread to distant places, the 5 year relative survival rate is 12%.
What are the chances of dying from triple-negative breast cancer? The 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates for the entire patient population were 77% and 72%, respectively. Overall survival was 62% for TNBC and 81% for non-TNBC, and disease-free survival was 57% for TNBC and 75% for non-TNBC (log-rank P < . 001; Figure 1).
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 .
Where does triple-negative breast cancer recur? A 2018 Brazilian study found that in people with triple-negative breast cancer, cancers that had spread to the lymph nodes, were at later stages, or both were associated with higher recurrence rates.