What Happens When breast cancer spreads to the liver? Someone with MBC that has spread to the liver may live for several more years with successful treatment. According to some research, the 5-year survival rate is about 23% for MBC. However, without treatment, breast cancer that metastasizes to the liver can cause a person’s survival time to drop to around 4–8 months.
How long can you live with metastasis to the liver? A patient with metastasis to the liver and lung has a median life expectancy of less than six months. A patient with widespread metastasis or with metastasis to the lymph nodes has a life expectancy of less than six weeks.
Is it common for breast cancer to spread to liver? About 50% of people diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer develop liver metastases, and 5% to 12% of these people develop liver metastases as the main site of breast cancer recurrence.
Is breast cancer in the liver curable? When breast cancer spreads to the liver, it can be treated but cannot be cured. Treatment aims to control and slow down the spread of the cancer, relieve symptoms and give you the best quality of life for as long as possible.