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Is breast cancer serious?

Diana Meeks
Diana Meeks on behalf of Sigma Nursing
Family Practitioner

Breast cancer is a serious disease. Although some types of breast cancer are curable - especially in the early stages - treatment can be long and difficult. Some breast cancers are less curable, especially once they spread to other body parts. About 20 percent of breast cancer patients die of the disease.

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Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.