What are the chances of surviving breast cancer twice?

What are the chances of surviving breast cancer twice?

You have a 3% to 15% chance of breast cancer recurrence within 10 years with this combined treatment. Based on genetic testing, your provider may recommend additional treatments to further reduce your risk.

Can you recover from breast cancer twice?

Recurrence is always possible. But when the cancer comes back, where it is and how it behaves all affect the outcome. It can happen a year after you finish treatment for breast cancer, or five, 10, even 20 years later.

When is breast cancer recurrence most likely?

Beyond the first 5 years. The risk of breast cancer recurrence is highest during the first 2 years after the initial diagnosis.

Is breast cancer recurrence fatal?

Among the 267 women with a local recurrence, 97 (36.3%) died of breast cancer within 10 years (on average 2.6 years after the local recurrence). The actuarial risk of death was 46.1% at 10 years from recurrence.

What percentage of breast cancer survivors have a recurrence?

According to the Susan G. Komen® organization, women with early breast cancer most often develop local recurrence within the first five years after treatment. On average, 7 percent to 11 percent of women with early breast cancer experience a local recurrence during this time.

Is it better to have a double mastectomy?

When is bilateral mastectomy recommended? Having both breasts removed is recommended for women at very high risk of breast cancer. For example, those who have tested positive for a breast cancer (BRCA) gene change are at very high risk.

Can breast cancer survivors get cancer twice?

But some cancer survivors develop a new, unrelated cancer later. This is called a second cancer. Women who’ve had breast cancer can still get other cancers. Although most breast cancer survivors don’t get cancer again, they are at higher risk for getting some types of cancer, including:

What is the most common second cancer?

The most common second cancer in breast cancer survivors is another breast cancer. The new cancer can occur in the opposite breast, or in the same breast for women who were treated with breast-conserving surgery (such as a lumpectomy). For some second cancers, shared genetic risk factors may play a role.

What happens to breast cancer survivors when cancer comes back?

Breast cancer survivors can be affected by a number of health problems, but often a major concern is facing cancer again. Cancer that comes back after treatment is called a recurrence. But some cancer survivors develop a new, unrelated cancer later.

How can breast cancer survivors maintain good health?

To help maintain good health, breast cancer survivors should also: Get to and stay at a healthy weight. Keep physically active. Eat a healthy diet, with an emphasis on plant foods. Limit alcohol to no more than 1 drink per day.