We respect your privacy. All email addresses you provide will be used just for sending this story. There are about 3. Until recently conventional wisdom has been that women with metastatic breast cancer were essentially looking at a death sentence, with a five-year survival rate of only 22 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.
Back to Breast cancer in women. You may have one of these treatments, or a combination. The type or combination of treatments you have will depend on how the cancer was diagnosed and the stage it's at. Breast cancer diagnosed at screening may be at an early stage, but breast cancer diagnosed when you have symptoms may be at a later stage and require a different treatment. Surgery is usually the first type of treatment for breast cancer. The type of surgery you undergo will depend on the type of breast cancer you have.
XRAYS reviews new breast cancer research, provides plain-language summaries, and rates how the media covered the topic. People with a genetic mutation linked to cancer risk. How this study was rated. Read the article. Metastatic breast cancer is often difficult to treat.