What is the survival rate for bilateral breast cancer? The 5- and 10-year relapse-free survival of patients with bilateral invasive disease, regardless of axillary nodal status and tumor size, was 60% and 51%, respectively, for patients with a bilateral presentation and 54% and 38%, respectively, for carcinomas presenting metachronously.
Is it common to have bilateral breast cancer? Objective: Bilateral breast cancer is uncommon (1-2.6% of all patients with breast carcinoma). There are conflicting reports and inadequate data regarding the incidence and survival of such patients.
Is bilateral breast cancer worse than unilateral? The long-term outcome of synchronous bilateral breast cancer is worse than metachronous or unilateral tumours.
What does bilateral cancer mean? Listen to pronunciation. (by-LA-teh-rul KAN-ser) Cancer that occurs in both of a pair of organs, such as both breasts, ovaries, eyes, lungs, kidneys, or adrenal glands, at the same time.