Breast Cancer Survival rate is a prediction of breast cancer patient’s life in the future. For example, 5 years survival rate means the percentage of breast cancer patient’s life after being diagnosed is 5 years at least. However, that does not mean the remain age of breast cancer patient is 5 years after diagnosed, because there are many patients who survives for more than 5 years even 10 years. It depends on the condition of patients. Thus, do not worry if you are diagnosed of breast cancer, because there is a hope to live even in any stages of this disease.
What Is Breast Cancer
What is breast cancer? Breast cancer is a condition when cancer cells grow in breast. There is no specific cause of this disease yet, but there are several factors which trigger this disease such as malnutrition, excessive consumption of monosodium glutamate and preservatives, alcohol, smoking, and ion radiation. Breast cancer in the poorest country is the number one killer for women while in the developed country, this disease become the second killer for death because of cancer. This insidious disease is a haunting ghost for every women around the world; therefore, people around the world have to raise their awareness of this disease. We don’t want ourselves, our wife, our mother or our family to suffer of it.
Stage 4 Breast Cancer
Stage 4 breast cancer is a horrible thing to hear. In this stage, cancer cells have been happening metastasis to distant body. It seems incurable but still there is a possibility to cure. The good news is although the cancer cells has metastases in lung or other part of the body, it is still considered as breast cancer, not lungs, or brain cancer. The drugs which are used also still breast cancer drugs. There are several cases also that women with this stage can live longer. Metastatic breast cancer network has written that no one dies because of breast cancer which left in breast. What threatens life is because metastasis attack vital organ of the body.
Stage 3 Breast Cancer
Stage 3 breast cancer is worse than stage 2. The cancer cell is invasive, but this is not being considered as metastasis. In this phase, cancer has extended and invades to lymph nodes underarm and under collar bones. However, the tumor has not spread to distant organ of the body, and the size is quite big. Although the cell is invasive, the survival rate is still available; even there are survival women from this stage. The information about this stage will be explained more below