Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survival Rate

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survival Rate

The survival rate for stage four breast cancer, or what is termed advanced breast cancer, is significantly lower than it is for any stage of breast cancer. This is because this cancer has grown and also because it has spread, not only in the area of the breast where it originated, but to other parts of the breasts and also to other parts of the body, the primary areas being bone tissue, lung tissue and the liver.

Many medical professionals feel that their studies seem to show that by the time this cancer has reached stage four, it has invaded and overcome the bodies natural defense system to such an extent that what is called the five year survival rate has dropped significantly to an average of sixteen to twenty percent.
This opinion is backed by the American Cancer Society.

While this statistic is not written in stone, that is it is not fulfilled in every case, the majority of women who are diagnosed with cancer when the cancer has reached the fourth stage, live on the average for eighteen more months after the initial diagnoses.

According to the findings of the American Cancer Society, their statistics seem to indicate that the number of women who live beyond this average and live for five years after the original diagnosis of stage four breast cancer, may well live for another three and a half years.

Breast cancer is a silent killer. It sneaks up on a person and invades their body and often is not detected until it has literally taken over a major portion of the body, leading to the necessity of very aggressive treatments.

Don’t wait until breast cancer has taken over your body to fight back. The best defensive is a good offensive. Check your breasts for lumps on a regular monthly basis. If you detect a lump, get it checked out immediately. Have regular clinical breast examinations, including mammograms. According to the American Cancer Society this should happen every three years for women from age twenty to age forty and every year for women past forty.

Stage 4 Breast Cancer Survival Rate

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