What is the life expectancy of triple-negative breast cancer?
|SEER Stage||5-year Relative Survival Rate|
|All stages combined||77%|
What is the survival rate of triple negative? It’s one of the most challenging breast cancers to treat. But researchers are making steady progress toward more effective treatments. Overall, 77% of women who have triple negative breast cancer are alive five years after diagnosis.
Is triple-negative breast cancer more likely to recur? Triple-negative breast cancer is usually more aggressive, harder to treat, and more likely to come back (recur) than cancers that are hormone receptor-positive or HER2-positive.
What triggers triple-negative breast cancer? A BRCA1 gene mutation is believed to make the body’s cells susceptible to further genetic alterations that can lead to certain types of cancer, including various forms of breast and ovarian cancer. Most breast cancers that are caused by a damaged BRCA1 gene are triple negative.