What is Stage IIB cancer? In stage IIB, the tumor is 5 centimeters or smaller and cancer has spread to the lymph nodes on the same side of the chest as the primary tumor. The lymph nodes with cancer are in the lung or near the bronchus.
What is the survival rate of stage 2B breast cancer? 99 percent for localized breast cancer (has not spread outside the breast) 86 percent for regional breast cancer (spread to nearby lymph nodes)
Can breast cancer be cured at Stage 2? Stage II breast cancers are curable with current multi-modality treatment consisting of surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy. Effective treatment of stage II breast cancer requires both local and systemic therapy.
Is Stage 2 breast cancer considered advanced? Doctors consider stage 2A to be early stage breast cancer. Stage 2B is considered to be locally advanced breast cancer. Your healthcare team will suggest treatments based on your needs and work with you to develop a treatment plan.