Can you survive stage 4 TNBC?

Can you survive stage 4 TNBC?

This subtype of breast cancer has a dismal prognosis, especially once the disease has metastasized. Even with treatment, the median overall survival of patients with metastatic TNBC is only about 13 months.

What are the chances of surviving Stage 4?

In most cases, how stage 4 cancer is likely to progress (its prognosis) depends on the type of cancer. Some advanced cancers are very aggressive and fast-growing….Survival Rates.

Five-Year Survival Rates for Distant (Stage 4) Cancer
Cancer Type Relative 5-Year Survival Rate
Pancreatic 2.9%

What are the odds of surviving triple-negative breast cancer?

5-year relative survival rates for triple-negative breast cancer

SEER Stage 5-year Relative Survival Rate
Localized 91%
Regional 65%
Distant 12%
All stages combined 77%

How long can you live with metastatic TNBC?

Metastatic TNBC is generally considered a noncurable disease. The median time from recurrence to death for metastatic disease is about 9 months, compared with 20 months for patients with other subtypes of breast cancers. The median survival time for patients with metastatic TNBC is about 13 months.

Why would Dr stop chemo?

If you’ve undergone three or more chemotherapy treatments for your cancer and the tumors continue to grow or spread, it may be time for you to consider stopping chemotherapy.

Can Stage 4 cancer be beaten?

In quite a few cancers, stage 4 means the cancer has spread (metastasised) to another part of the body to form secondary cancers (metastases). As a general rule cancers that have spread are difficult to treat and are unlikely to be cured in the long term, although treatment can help to shrink or control them.

How long can you live with metastatic triple-negative breast cancer?

Is TNBC a death sentence?

Fact: TNBC is not a death sentence! Make sure patients know there are effective treatments for this disease, and people can survive. Be sure to point out that TNBC is particularly sensitive to chemotherapy, and many clinical trials are available if standard treatment is ineffective.

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