13 Apr '11, 7am
A New Twist: It's Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
Five-year survival rates tend to be lower. A 2007 study of more than 50,000 women with all stages of breast cancer found that 77 percent of women with triple-negative breast cancer survived at least five years, versus 93 percent of women with other types. Another study of more than 1,600 women published in 2007 found that women with triple-negative breast cancer had a higher risk of death within five years of diagnosis, but not after that time period, based on averages for all women with triple-negative breast cancer, although the grade and stage of the breast cancer influence an individual woman’s prognosis.