Early Stage Breast Cancer?
Breast cancer is described as early stage when it is likely to be cured with standard therapy. The term "early stage" is vague, and two doctors may define it differently. But most doctors consider Stage I and Stage II breast cancer to be early stage breast cancer. These are cancers which are not larger than 5 cm and which have limited spread to the lymph nodes.
The overall cure rate for patient with stage I breast cancer averages about 85%. The overall cure rate for patients with stage II breast cancer averages about 66%.
How is Early Stage Breast Cancer Treated?
The three different treatments commonly used for