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How can breast cancer spread?

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Dr. Liawaty Ho
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Liawaty Ho
Dr. Liawaty Ho
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Lymphatics

Breast cancer spreads through your lymphatic system.

In brief: Lymphatics

Breast cancer spreads through your lymphatic system.
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Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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