A 41-year-old member asked:
how can breast cancer spread?
3 doctor answers
Dr. Barry Rosen answered
33 years experience General Surgery
Circulation: Most breast cancers begin in the milk-producing ducts and lobules. These cancer cells break out of these ducts and lobules and enter into the supporting tissue of the breast--that's why it's called invasive. Lymphatics and blood vessels are found within this supportive tissue. If the cancer cell enters these vessels, they can circulate throughout the body and take up residence in another organ.
Answered on Oct 8, 2011
Dr. Liawaty Ho answered
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
3 ways: It spread through lymphatic organ ( lymph glands) , through blood circulation and direct invasion to the adjacent organ such as skin, chest wall etc.
Answered on Dec 23, 2012
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