What can I expect with Stage 1 breast cancer? Stage 1. Stage 1 breast cancer means the tumor is very small and either has not spread or may have a tiny bit of spread in a nearby lymph node. A cancer that has spread into the surrounding area is referred to as invasive breast cancer. Stage 1A: The tumor is very small and has not spread to the lymph nodes.
What are the symptoms of stage 1 breast cancer?
- Nipple discharge.
- Dimpling of the skin.
- Swelling or redness of the breast.
- A lump in the breast or the armpit.
- Changes to the texture of the skin of the breast.
- Inversion or flattening of the nipple.
What is the survival rate of early stage breast cancer?
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All SEER stages combined||90%|
Is Stage 1 breast cancer curable? Stage 1 is highly treatable, however, it does require treatment, typically surgery and often radiation, or a combination of the two. Additionally, you may consider hormone therapy, depending on the type of cancer cells found and your additional risk factors.