What percentage of breast cancer becomes metastatic?
“It is estimated that 20% to 30% of all breast cancer cases will become metastatic,” said the MBCN in response, repeating a statistic from its own website.
Which breast cancers are most likely to metastasize?
While all types of breast cancer have the potential to metastasize, human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-positive and triple-negative cancers are more aggressive and more likely to metastasize faster than the other types.
What type of breast cancer becomes metastatic?
Another name for metastatic breast cancer is “stage IV (4) breast cancer” if it has already spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes at the time of diagnosis of the original cancer.
Does breast cancer always metastasize?
Sometimes, breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body. This does not always happen, but when it does, it is known as metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is treated differently than localized breast cancer.
Can I live 10 years with metastatic breast cancer?
While there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, there are treatments that slow the cancer, extending the patient’s life while also improving the quality of life, Henry says. Many patients now live 10 years or more after a metastatic diagnosis.
What is the life expectancy of someone with metastatic breast cancer?
Between 20 and 30 percent of women with early stage breast cancer go on to develop metastatic disease. While treatable, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) cannot be cured. The five-year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 22 percent; median survival is three years. Annually, the disease takes 40,000 lives.
What is the most common site of metastasis?
Table 1Common sites of metastasis for different primary sites
|Primary Cancer||Main Sites of Metastasis|
|Breast||Lung, liver, bones|
|Colon||Liver, peritoneum, lung|
|Kidney||Lung, liver, bones|
|Lung||Adrenal gland, liver, lung|