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A friend with breast cancer is losing her toenails. possible symptom of it metastasizing?

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Dr. Amy Levine
Radiology 23 years experience
No: First, cancers tend to metastasize centrally. Metastases to fingers and toes is extraordinarily rare. This is more likely a side effect from chemo. The drugs affect cells that grow/divide frequently, as with hair and nails.

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