What's The Survival Rate For Ductal Carcinoma?
Originally asked by Community Member Cristina Smith
What’s The Survival Rate For Ductal Carcinoma?
I’ve just been diagnosed with stage II breast cancer: invasive/infiltrating ductal carcinoma. What’s the survival rate for this type of breast cancer?
Invasive ductal carcinoma (IDC) is the most common type of breast cancer. As such, there’s been a lot of research done around it; and treatment methods are well-established. Many women have been diagnosed with IDC, been treated, and gone on to live long and healthy lives; chances are very good that you’ll have the same experience.
Statistically speaking, if the IDC has spread to the lymph nodes, 5-year survival rate is about 85%; if it hasn’t spread to the lymph nodes, it’s about 98%. Of course, this will vary according to exactly what treatment you choose; your oncologist will probably suggest a range of options, and you’ll work with him or her to decide what’s best for you.
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Answered by: PJ Hamel