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Are brain metastases common among breast cancer patients?
8 doctors weighed in

Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: No.
The most common sites of metastases include the bone marrow, lungs, and liver. While uncommon, breast cancer can metastasize to the brain or the lining of the brain.

In brief: No.
The most common sites of metastases include the bone marrow, lungs, and liver. While uncommon, breast cancer can metastasize to the brain or the lining of the brain.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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Dr. Kathryn Wagner
much more common with the more agressive type called triple negative breast cancer, yet still uncommon
Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Not common
While not common, it can happen.

In brief: Not common
While not common, it can happen.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Joshua Garren
Radiation Oncology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Unfortunately yes
However, breast cancer patients with cancer metastatic to the brain have better survival than most other cancers spread to the brain.
Aggressive treatment is usually warranted, and prolonged survival is not uncommon.

In brief: Unfortunately yes
However, breast cancer patients with cancer metastatic to the brain have better survival than most other cancers spread to the brain.
Aggressive treatment is usually warranted, and prolonged survival is not uncommon.
Dr. Joshua Garren
Dr. Joshua Garren
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