Is grade 2 breast cancer serious? A low grade number (grade 1) usually means the cancer is slower-growing and less likely to spread. A high grade number (grade 3) means a faster-growing cancer that’s more likely to spread. An intermediate grade number (grade 2) means the cancer is growing faster than a grade 1 cancer but slower than a grade 3 cancer.
Is grade 2 breast cancer curable? Stage 2 breast cancer is very treatable and the overall outlook is good. As with most types of cancer, the earlier your cancer is diagnosed and treated, the better the outcome.
What is the survival rate of grade 2 breast cancer? Stage 2 breast cancer is an early stage wherein the cancer has not spread beyond the breast and its surrounding lymph nodes. By some estimates, the average 5-year relative survival rate for stage 2 breast cancer is around 93%.
Do I need chemo for grade 2 breast cancer? Systemic therapy (chemo and other drugs)
Systemic therapy (drugs that travel to almost every part of the body) is recommended for some women with stage II breast cancer. Some systemic therapies are given before surgery (neoadjuvant therapy), and others are given after surgery (adjuvant therapy).