what is the ptognosis breast cancer?

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    Do you mean Prognosis ?

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    Breast cancer survival rates by stage

    Survival rates are often used by doctors as a standard way of discussing a person's prognosis (outlook). Some patients with breast cancer may want to know the survival statistics for people in similar situations, while others may not find the numbers helpful, or may even not want to know them. If you decide that you do not want to read them, skip to the next section.

    The 5-year observed survival rate refers to the percentage of patients who live at least 5 years after being diagnosed with cancer. Many of these patients live much longer than 5 years after diagnosis.

    A relative survival rate (like the numbers below) compares the observed survival with what would be expected for people without the cancer. This helps to correct for the deaths caused by something besides cancer and is a more accurate way to describe the effect of cancer on survival. (Relative survival rates are at least as high as observed survival, and in most cases are higher.)

    In order to get 5-year survival rates, doctors have to look at people who were treated at least 5 years ago. Improvements in treatment since then may result in a more favorable outlook for people now being diagnosed with breast cancer.

    Survival rates are often based on previous outcomes of large numbers of people who had the disease, but they cannot predict what will happen in any particular person's case. Many other factors may affect a person's outlook, such as your age and health and the presence of hormone receptors on the cancer cells. Your doctor can tell you how the numbers below may apply to you, as he or she is familiar with the aspects of your particular situation.

    The available statistics do not divide survival rates by all of the substages, such as IA and IB. The rates for these substages are likely to be close to the rate for the overall stage. For example, the survival rate for stage IA is likely to be slightly higher than that listed for stage I, while the survival rate for stage IB would be expected to be slightly lower.

    The rates below come from the National Cancer Institute’s SEER database. They are based on the previous version of AJCC staging. In that version stage II also included patients that would now be considered stage IB.

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    It depends on how early in the course of the disease that it's detected. If it's fairly early, the prognosis is very good. ......B/C they can start the treatment early in the disease. That's what my step-daughter did. She had a mammo early enough that the could remove the cancerous lump, and give her radiation. Now, she been cancer free for 8 yrs., T  G  !!

    The prognosis depends on the stage, as you have been told.  Your doctor can give you all the particulars, and you should not hesitate to ask for information.  There are also support groups that can help you learn more.  

    My friend had "state ZERO" breast cancer.  The cancer was smaller than a pencil point. She had it removed and a month of treatment.  

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