survival rate


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(sir-vy-vul rayte)

The percentage of people in a study or treatment group who are alive for a given period of time after diagnosis. Five years is the commonly used point of survival.

Read about breast cancer statistics, or read studies in Breastcancer.org's Research News.

Read more about prognosis.

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Audio contributed by: Marisa Weiss, M.D.

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