When people are first diagnosed with cancer, they often began to immediately consider their own mortality. However, modern treatment and earlier diagnosis rates mean that cancer is no longer a death sentence. Depending on the location and size of cancer, it can be very treatable, and an early diagnosis gives cancer patients an even better chance of surviving their cancer.
Due to the widespread awareness about breast cancer, this cancer type is extremely treatable. Women are constantly encouraged to undergo breast examinations and mammograms, so these types of cancers are normally caught at an early stage that makes it easy to treat the cancer. People who are diagnosed with breast cancer while it is still in just one area of the body have a 98 percent survival rate. Even at stage III, when the cancerous cells are deeply within surrounding tissue, there is still a 72 percent survival rate.