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Breast Cancer Stage III Survival Rates

  The chart below shows the five-year survival rates for patients who were diagnosed with Stage III breast cancer according to the National Cancer Data Base Survival Reports. These patients were diagnosed between 1998 and 2002 and followed for five years.


  • SCCA patients are represented by the red line. Their five-year survival rate was 89 percent from the time they were first diagnosed by SCCA. Note that only patients who received all of their care at SCCA are included.
  • Patients from the other types of treatment centers—Community Cancer Centers, Comprehensive Community Cancer Centers, and Academic/Research Hospitals—are represented by blue, green, and yellow lines. Their five-year survival rates were between 53 and 60 percent.

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