Warning: The magic method Vc_Manager::__wakeup() must have public visibility in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/classes/core/class-vc-manager.php on line 203 Deprecated: Required parameter $width follows optional parameter $attach_id in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/helpers/helpers.php on line 366 Deprecated: Required parameter $height follows optional parameter $attach_id in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/js_composer/include/helpers/helpers.php on line 366 Deprecated: Required parameter $slide follows optional parameter $blank in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/revslider/admin/includes/plugin-update.class.php on line 2879 Deprecated: Required parameter $slider follows optional parameter $blank in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/revslider/admin/includes/plugin-update.class.php on line 2879 Deprecated: Required parameter $access_token follows optional parameter $item_count in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/revslider/includes/external-sources.class.php on line 68 Deprecated: Required parameter $access_token follows optional parameter $item_count in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/revslider/includes/external-sources.class.php on line 86 Deprecated: Required parameter $current_photoset follows optional parameter $item_count in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/revslider/includes/external-sources.class.php on line 1368 Deprecated: Required parameter $field follows optional parameter $value in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/plugins/stm-gdpr-compliance/includes/plugins/GravityForms.php on line 142 Deprecated: Required parameter $custom_path follows optional parameter $template_name in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/themes/consulting/inc/elementor.php on line 35 Deprecated: Required parameter $fill_color follows optional parameter $range in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/themes/consulting/inc/stock-indexes/stock-indexes.php on line 38 Deprecated: Required parameter $point_color follows optional parameter $range in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/themes/consulting/inc/stock-indexes/stock-indexes.php on line 38 Deprecated: Required parameter $len follows optional parameter $text in /customers/6/e/3/senatormedical.se/httpd.www/wp-content/themes/consulting/inc/extras.php on line 436 Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is ‘rarely accurate’ – Senator Medical AB

Late stage breast cancer survival estimate is ‘rarely accurate’

Specialists warn that single number average survival estimates for advanced stage breast cancer are unhelpful and usually inaccurate. Instead, they advise doctors to provide several case-specific survival estimates to help people plan with realism and hope.

Breast cancer is the form of cancer that affects women the most often — about 2.1 million women worldwide receive a cancer diagnosis in one year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Breast cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer, but when it metastasizes in its later stages, removing tumors becomes more difficult, which can have a significant effect on the survival rate.

 

Understandably, people with late stage breast cancer are interested in receiving survival rate estimates from their doctors so that they can make the most appropriate healthcare choices and plan accordingly.

“Every week in my clinic, I meet women of all ages with advanced breast cancer, and they frequently ask: ‘How long have I got?’ They have very practical concerns and questions that they want help with; for example, they might want to know whether they should cancel a planned holiday, whether they will be able to attend their daughter’s wedding, or whether they should stop working or sell their house,” notes Dr. Belinda Kiely, who is a cancer specialist at the University of Sydney in Australia.

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