What is the prognosis When breast cancer spreads to the bones? Some studies suggest that the average 1-year survival rate for people with metastatic bone cancer is 40–59%. However, the American Cancer Society states that people with distant breast cancer are 28% as likely to live for at least another 5 years as those without this condition.
How long can you live with metastatic breast cancer in bones? Other investigators reported that the median survival of patients with bone-only metastasis was 24-54 months. Many factors associated with overall prognosis at early breast cancer diagnosis retain prognostic significance for survival following the first diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer.
What Happens When breast cancer spreads to the bones? People with bone metastases are at risk of serious bone complications such as bone fractures (breaks), spinal cord compression and bone pain. Bone complications are a concern for people with bone metastases as they can cause pain and may lead to loss of mobility, impacting quality of life.
Can breast cancer bone metastases be cured? Bone metastases can’t be cured, but treatments can help: prevent or slow their progression. strengthen bones. provide relief for symptoms like bone pain.