What is the standard treatment for stage 2 breast cancer? Stage II cancers are treated with either breast-conserving surgery (BCS; sometimes called lumpectomy or partial mastectomy) or mastectomy. The nearby lymph nodes will also be checked, either with a sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) or an axillary lymph node dissection (ALND).
Can Stage 2 breast cancer be completely cured? 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.
How long do Stage 2 breast cancer patients live?
|Breast Cancer Stage*||5-Year Breast Cancer-Specific Survival Rate|
|Adapted from Weiss et al. |
Can you live a long life after stage 2 breast cancer? The 5-year relative survival rate is 99%. Regional breast cancer has spread to nearby tissue or lymph nodes. This includes stage IB (pronounced “stage 1-B”), some IIA (“stage 2-A”), some IIB (“stage 2-B”), and all stage III (“stage 3”). The 5-year relative survival rate is 86%.