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can breast cancer spread to the brain, be cured?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
22 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Stage IV: When breast cancer spreads to other organ beyond the breast area- lung, liver, bones, brain, --it is called metastasis. This is a stage IV disease-and is considered to be incurable disease, unfortunately, .
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Marci Dietrich
40 years experience Bariatrics
Mets to Brain: Unfortunately, a cure would be very unlikely.But, survivial time and quality of life are increasing there are meds that can treat disease that spreads and newer treatment that involve radiation that specfically targets small tumors.Reasearch and trials of antibodies targeting certain tumor types continue.Still, the best way is finding the breast cancer very early in the breast through exams etc.
Answered on Nov 21, 2013
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Unlikely: Metastatic breast cancer, especially to the brain is generally not curable. However, treatment may reduce symptoms and improve quality of life.
Answered on Mar 20, 2012

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