A 32-year-old member asked:
A friend with breast cancer is losing her toenails. possible symptom of it metastasizing?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
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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Last updated Oct 4, 2016
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