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Breast Cancer

Frequently Asked Questions

5. What are the chances of surviving breast cancer?

One definition of cure is being alive and free of breast cancer for 5 years. If the cancer is found early, a woman's chances of survival are better. In fact, nearly 97 percent of women who discover their breast cancer when it is near the site of origin and still small in size are alive 5 years later. (Answer continues on next page.)