Treatment effect of breast cancer treatment
Before taking the treatment you choose for breast cancer, it is important that you should understand what is the expected outlook or prognosis for you. Though no one can tell you a confirmed answer to that, you still have to completely understand how the treatment will be done and what are the benefits and side effects it will bring.
When you choose to take open surgery, which is the most common treatment for breast cancer patients, you need to understand that your breast will be removed all or partially. If you want to keep the breast, you can choose take breast breast reconstruction after modified radical mastectomy or you can minimally invasive treatment.
Chemotherapy is also one of the main treatments for breast cancer treatment. Chemotherapy can be infused to the body by different methods, which may bring different outlook. Intravenous chemotherapy is to infuse the chemotherapy drug through intravenous injections and it usually brings some side effects to the body, such as vomiting, hair loss, nausea, etc. because when the chemo drugs will slow through the body, it also takes bad effects to the healthy tissue. Interventional therapy at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou, in order to bring lesser side effects, is to inject the chemotherapy drug directly to the tumor and little surrounding tissue will be affected.
Minimally invasive treatment at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou such as cryotherapy, microwave ablation, photon knife, photodynamic therapy, nanoknife, etc. is different from the open surgery and chemotherapy and brings the same effect as they do. It has the advantages of 2mm trauma, much lesser side effects, and quicker recovery.
Breast cancer survival rate
Breast cancer survival rates tell you what portion of people with the same type and stage of breast cancer are still alive a certain amount of time (usually 5 years) after they were diagnosed. However, this survival rate cannot exactly tell you how long you will live. It helps give you a better understanding about how likely you treatment will be successful.
What is a 5-year breast cancer survival rate?
Statistics on the outlook for a certain type and stage of cancer are often given as 5-year survival rates, but many people live longer – often much longer – than 5 years. The 5-year breast cancer survival rate is the percentage of people who live at least 5 years after being diagnosed with breast cancer.
5-year breast cancer survival rate
According to American Cancer Society, the 5-year survival of breast cancer stage 0 is very close to 100% and survival rate of breast cancer stage 1 also reach to 98%. When the breast cancer develops to stage 2, the 5-year survival rate is 93% and 72% at stage 3. If breast cancer is with metastasis or at stage 4, the 5-year survival rate drops to 22%.
If you are diagnosed with breast cancer, you must want to know how the treatment effect will be and how long you will live with breast cancer. However, no one can tell you an exact answer. It depends on your individual situation and treatment. No two patients are exactly alike and response to treatment also varies from one person to another.
Doctor at Modern Cancer Hospital Guangzhou can give you more information about your won prognosis or expected outlook via online consultation or you can call at call at 63-02-8221222/63-922-8083333/63-915-4642818. We are here 24/7 to answer your questions.
*Surgery, in addition to the appropriate chemotherapy and radiotherapy, are effective in treating early cancer, but certain patients in late stage of cancer may not be tolerate surgery well as they can be relatively weak. A combination of carefully planned minimally invasive therapy, chemotherapy or radiotherapy can effectively reduce the side effects and discomfort of treatment and may help patient get better efficacy.