What are the first signs of metastatic breast cancer?
- Bone pain.
- Changes in brain function.
- Trouble breathing.
- Belly swelling.
- Yellow skin or eyes (jaundice)
- Double vision.
What is the survival rate of metastasized breast cancer? Metastatic breast cancer causes the vast majority of deaths from the disease. The 5-year survival rate tells you what percent of people live at least 5 years after the cancer is found. Percent means how many out of 100. The 5-year survival rate for women with metastatic breast cancer is 29%.
What is the average life expectancy with metastatic breast cancer? While treatable, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) cannot be cured. The five-year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 22 percent; median survival is three years. Annually, the disease takes 40,000 lives.
What is the most common site of breast cancer metastasis? Among the study population, we found that bone was still the most common site of metastasis for breast cancer (65.1%, including single and multiple metastatic sites), followed by lung (31.4%), liver (26.0%) and brain (8.8%) metastasis.