Statistics are given below for the overall survival rates for breast cancer based on certain stages of disease development. I made this page many years ago, when there was nothing like this data available on the internet. Recently this page has been up-dated with the most recent statistics that we can find. Prognosis will be even better than the numbers here suggest because modern targeted treatments have improved a lot. Breast cancer staging is determined by many factors and these include If breast cancer is diagnosed and it is determined that there is no metastasis to the lymph nodes node negative, stage I or less then the chances of survival are extremely good.
Coping with a breast cancer recurrence. When breast cancer has come back after treatment, known as recurrence , people often ask what their prognosis or outlook is. If breast cancer has come back in the chest or breast area, in the skin near the original site or scar, or if it has been a long time since you first had treatment, then the cancer can often be successfully treated. Some breast cancer specialists believe that a local recurrence does not mean that the cancer is more likely to spread in the future. Other specialists think that local recurrence does increase the risk of the cancer spreading elsewhere. Research is ongoing to try to answer this question and to pinpoint who may be at most risk. If breast cancer has come back and spread to the tissues and lymph nodes around the chest, neck and under the breastbone, there may be an increased risk of cancer cells spreading to other areas of the body.
If you have been recently diagnosed, we will review your pathology to confirm you have received the correct diagnosis and staging information, and develop a personalized treatment plan. If you have a recurrence, we will perform comprehensive testing and identify a treatment approach tailored to your needs. Our cancer doctors use a variety of diagnostic tests to evaluate breast cancer and develop the appropriate treatment plan for you. At stage 0, the breast mass is noninvasive, and there is no indication that the tumor cells have spread to other parts of the breast or other parts of the body. Often, stage 0 is considered a precancerous condition that typically requires close observation, but not treatment.