What is the life expectancy of stage 1 breast cancer?
|Breast Cancer Stage*||5-Year Breast Cancer-Specific Survival Rate|
|Adapted from Weiss et al. |
Does stage 1 breast cancer usually spread? Stage I: These breast cancers are still relatively small and either have not spread to the lymph nodes or have only a tiny area of cancer spread in the sentinel lymph node (the first lymph node to which cancer is likely to spread).
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.
How long does it take for stage 1 breast cancer to develop? Each division takes about 1 to 2 months, so a detectable tumor has likely been growing in the body for 2 to 5 years. Generally speaking, the more cells divide, the bigger the tumor grows.