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Forum Name: Breast Cancer

Question: breast cancer IIIc

 Deanna564 - Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:47 am

my mom is 63, had a hysterectomy 4 years ago. Eats well, in relatively good shape, active. Diagnosis BC IIIc estrogen + . high grade invasive lobular adenocarcinoma 4cm diameter. Extensive lymphatic invasion by tumor. 12 of 22 lymph nodes + for metastatic high grade lobular carcinoma..Largest nodal metastasis 2.2cm. Lots of info, much of that is contridictory. I there a chance of survival with these numbers?? If so, approx how many years??
 Dr. Tamer Fouad - Sat May 13, 2006 2:10 pm

User avatar Hello,

Survival in cancer is usually measured in terms of the proportion of patients that survive 5 years. Its really hard to say but generally speaking 36% of patients with stage III can live for 5 years.

Good luck to your mom.


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