Relative Survival Rates: Life Expectancy ng may Breast Cancer
The survival rate of women with breast cancer is about five years after being diagnosed with breast cancer. However, some women survive for 10 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer while others live on for up to 15 more years. Early detection, age, overall health, and how responsive the cancer is to treatment are all factors that can affect survival rate.
This data is based on statistics from the SEER database. The SEER database is basically where all cancer-related survival statistics come from.
SEER keeps track of relative survival rates that range from 5 years to 10 years and 20 years. The most common statistics they keep track of would be the 5-year relative survival rate.
The stage of the cancer generally corresponds to the following 5-year survival rates:
- Localized Stage: 99%
- Regional Stage: 86%
- Distant Stage: 28%
These statistics are based on data from women who were diagnosed with breast cancer during the years 2010 and 2016.
These statistics have been gathered five years prior, so the statistics today would differ. It is likely possible that the data now has improved since diagnosis and treatments have also gotten better over time.
In addition, the data shown above is different from the survival rates of women diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer and inflammatory breast cancer.