15 doctors weighed in:
What is metastatic breast cancer?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Regina Hampton
Breast Surgery
9 doctors agree
In brief: Spread
This means that the cancer has spread to other areas outside of the breast.
This is known as stage 4. With the use of modern chemotherapy, this disease can be controlled. I recommend you meet with your medical oncologist to determine options available for treatment.

In brief: Spread
This means that the cancer has spread to other areas outside of the breast.
This is known as stage 4. With the use of modern chemotherapy, this disease can be controlled. I recommend you meet with your medical oncologist to determine options available for treatment.
Dr. Regina Hampton
Dr. Regina Hampton
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5 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer spread
In later stages of breast cancer, the disease is no longer confined to the breast.
When breast cancer is found in bone, brain, lung and/or liver - it is call metastatic breast cancer.

In brief: Cancer spread
In later stages of breast cancer, the disease is no longer confined to the breast.
When breast cancer is found in bone, brain, lung and/or liver - it is call metastatic breast cancer.
Dr. George T Tsai
Dr. George T Tsai
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Stage 4 Cancer
Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that started in the breast, but has spread into other places like the liver, lung, bones or brain.
It is also called stage 4 breast cancer. It is not usually curable, but many women live with metastatic breast cancer for years with ongoing treatment.

In brief: Stage 4 Cancer
Metastatic breast cancer is cancer that started in the breast, but has spread into other places like the liver, lung, bones or brain.
It is also called stage 4 breast cancer. It is not usually curable, but many women live with metastatic breast cancer for years with ongoing treatment.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Cancer 'elsewhere'
Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its organ of origin to another part of the body.
For example, the most common sites of metastases for breast cancer are the lungs, liver, and bone. Most breast cancers, when caught early and treated in a timely manner, do not ever spread to other organs.

In brief: Cancer 'elsewhere'
Metastatic cancer is cancer that has spread from its organ of origin to another part of the body.
For example, the most common sites of metastases for breast cancer are the lungs, liver, and bone. Most breast cancers, when caught early and treated in a timely manner, do not ever spread to other organs.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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