Triple negative breast cancer survival rate, life expectancy, and prognosis
Usually, the survival rate of any type of cancer is measured in terms of how many patients remain alive 5 years after diagnosis. Thus, the 5 year survival rates for triple negative breast cancer are as follows:
- 5 year survival rate for women with triple negative breast cancer that has not spread outside the breast is 91%
- 5 year survival rate for women who also have affection of the surrounding lymph nodes is 65%
- 5 year survival rate for women with triple negative breast cancer that has metastasized beyond the original site is 11%
- 5 year survival rate for women who have had a recurrence of the disease after treatment is 27%
- 5 year survival rate for triple negative breast cancer in general is 77%. Meanwhile, the survival rate for other types of breast cancer is higher at 93%
The prognosis of this disease is less promising than for other types of breast cancer within the first 5 years after diagnosis. Afterwards, the outlook is quite similar in both. Different histological types of breast cancer have different prognostic outcomes, and a tumor that is diagnosed early is more likely to be cured than one that is diagnosed late.