Formation of malignant cells in any part of the body results in cancer, so the formation of cancerous cells in the breast results in breast cancer.
This is the most common type of cancer in women, though very rare can occur surprisingly in men too.
Earlier the only way for diagnosis of this cancer was removal of the entire breast along the some of the underarm lymph nodes but now many options are available for the purpose of breast sparing making women feel relieved.
Types of Breast Cancer
The breast cancer is of many types some of the important types are the ductal carcinoma, lobular carcinoma and the inflammatory breast cancer.
The most common type among these is the ductal carcinoma which begins in the cells of the ducts, next is the lobular carcinoma which begins in the lobes or lobules, this type is found in both the breasts. The third one inflammatory breast cancer is the most uncommon and rare type in which the breast is warm, red, and swollen.
Metastatic Breast Cancer
Metastatic breast cancer the name itself suggests that this cancer has not just come back but has spread through the blood stream to other organs of the body. The other parts of the body which may be affected are the liver, bones and brain.
The first diagnosis of this cancer may or may not show the cancer, sometimes only after its recurrence it may be reflected in the diagnosis.
With metastatic breast cancer it is highly impossible for the doctor to tell exactly how many years the patient will survive. Women with metastatic breast cancer may live for a decade also after the diagnosis with good healthy diet and appropriate treatments from time to time and in some cases unfortunately the survival rate may be very low.
Living with metastatic breast cancer for a woman is like living with a dreadful chronic disease as you never know what will happen when.
The ultimate treatment option for the metastatic breast cancer should aim to control the spread of the disease and give the patient a better life for living
Breast Cancer Prognosis and Survival Rate
Breast Cancer Prognosis and Survival Rate depend on various factors. Out of many factors the most important is the location of the tumor depending on which the prognosis, survival rate as well as the treatment can be decided.
Good news is that many cases are giving good survival rates than the earlier ones as the treatment options have improved a lot in the recent years.
Researchers have recently predicted survival. Overall 10 year survival figures for women diagnosed in the past few years are estimated to be 72 out of every 100 (72%). And they also predict that 64 out of every 100 women diagnosed recently with breast cancer (64%) will live for at least 20 years.
If the breast cancer is recurrence type than the survival rate and the chances of recovery is very low as the treatment options available for recurrence breast cancer are very few showing any positive results.
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