What stage is invasive breast cancer? Stage IV describes invasive breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other organs of the body, such as the lungs, distant lymph nodes, skin, bones, liver, or brain. You may hear the words advanced and metastatic used to describe stage IV breast cancer.
Is invasive breast cancer curable? Invasive ductal carcinoma is quite curable, especially when detected and treated early.
What is the difference between breast cancer and invasive breast cancer? Breast cancer usually begins inside the milk ducts or lobules of the breast tissue. Invasive breast cancer has spread from these areas to nearby breast tissue. After invading other healthy parts of the breast, an invasive cancer can travel to nearby lymph nodes.
What is the survival rate for invasive breast cancer? Breast Cancer Survival Rates
The 10-year breast cancer relative survival rate is 84% (84 out of 100 women are alive after 10 years). The invasive 15-year breast cancer relative survival rate is 80% (80 out of 100 women are alive after 15 years).