No. Breast cancer cannot be cured but has a high survival rate. The American Cancer Society (ACS) website has shown that women mostly live at least five years with breast cancer. Moreover, women surviving breast cancer are on an average 90 per cent similar to women with no cancer to live for at least five years. This statistic makes breast cancer almost curable if diagnosed at an early stage.
However, breast cancer is not curable at later stages. The World Health Organization (WHO) website has shown that life for at least five years after the diagnosis is more than 90 per cent in high-income countries and 66 per cent in India.
Breast cancer treatment is highly successful today because of increased awareness, better screening and effective treatments. Women are seeking help and undergoing mammographic screening at an early stage. Over the last few years, a lot of research has been done to improve surgery, drug therapy and radiation therapy to kill the maximum number of cancer cells without removing the breasts. The combined benefits of all the latest advancements have helped with controlling the last stage of breast cancer. Nowadays, researchers are focusing on early detection techniques and immunotherapy to stop the ever-increasing cases of breast cancers.
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