It's treatable but not curable - so she won't 'win' the battle but it may very well, with successful treatment, be possible to keep the disease under control for years.
Let's hope so...and for yourself, bluie!
I really would like to hear some good news on Bernie. I hope things are 'quiet' just because she's concentrating on looking after herself as she had become a bit of a 'campaigner' for breast cancer screening. That's great in itself but it can become a kind of pressure, not to mention draining...especially if she's had various organizations wanting her to get involved. I hope she's just concentrating on being 'Bernie' and not with all the emphasis 'ill Bernie' and spending time doing stuff that makes her feel good and enjoying being around those she's close to.