TheraChoice Breast Cancer

We can't tell you if you will survive Breast cancer, but many people have. Surviving cancer is dependent on many factors, such as the therapy you chose, your age, your health, and cancer attributes.
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When you are first diagnosed with cancer, the first question you may have is “Will I survive”? Some people have the cancer removed without it coming back. Some people can not have the cancer removed, but still live with the cancer. It is possible to survive cancer.

Take a look at relative survival rate for breast cancer patients over a span of 5 years. Cancer survival statistics are measurements of previous patient outcomes.
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These numbers can be used to estimate life expectancy. However, there is no way to accurately predict your true life expectancy. There is great uncertainty in statistics because every person's experience with cancer is unique. They are not exact numbers of how long you will live.

Survival rates show how many individuals remain alive after each consecutive year.



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Survival source: SEER 9 areas (San Francisco, Connecticut, Detroit, Hawaii, Iowa, New Mexico, Seattle, Utah, and Atlanta).

More people are surviving Breast cancer, so consider choosing a therapy that also provides good quality of life after treatment.
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Each therapy carries its own risks, which can affect your quality of life. Quality of life measures may include sexual function, psychosocial concerns, and physical symptoms such as pain, energy level, and more. Don't hesitate to discuss these issues with your doctor.

If you want to see therapy-specific risks (side effects, treatment length, survival rates), please see the risk page. If you want more information on what risks are, how they are measured, and what they mean, please click here.