• Elaine Reid Elaine Reid
    May 24, 2008
    Breast Cancer (What is the average life expectancy after treatment?)
    Elaine Reid Elaine Reid
    May 24, 2008

    I had a 7 cm lump in left breast. Cancerous + in 3 lympnodes. Cancer came back 1 year later on same breast wall after masectomy, chemo & tomoxifan. I figure I had the lump for 3 years before properly diagnosed. Now with this information, how many years statisticly would one expect to survive?

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  • PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    May 24, 2008
    PJ Hamel
    Health Guide
    May 24, 2008

    Elaine, EVERY woman is different. If cancer came back in your chest wall, rather than in a new location in yourbody, that's "good" - that's a recurrence, not a metastasis. No one can predict anyone's life span; statistics just give broad-range views. I agree, live your life and don't try to predict the end of it; it's not useful. AND if you really want to explore fully where you are statistically, you'd have to ask your doctor, as it involves a whole lot of information we don't have here.

    "Am I cured?" is a piece you might be interested in. Best of luck, Elaine - PJH


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