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How does breast cancer spread into the rest of the body?

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Dr. Deanna Attai
Breast Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 3 Basic Ways

Breast cancer can spread in 3 basic ways - it can grow larger and larger, invading into the skin or muscle; it can invade into the blood vessels and then travel to other areas of the body (most commonly liver, lungs, bone and brain), and it can invade into the lymphatic vessels and travel to the lymph nodes under the arm and other areas of the body.

In brief: 3 Basic Ways

Breast cancer can spread in 3 basic ways - it can grow larger and larger, invading into the skin or muscle; it can invade into the blood vessels and then travel to other areas of the body (most commonly liver, lungs, bone and brain), and it can invade into the lymphatic vessels and travel to the lymph nodes under the arm and other areas of the body.
Dr. Deanna Attai
Dr. Deanna Attai
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lymphatics

Breast cancer spreads through your lymphatic system.

In brief: Lymphatics

Breast cancer spreads through your lymphatic system.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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Dr. Herbert Hoover
Breast cancer spreads both through the lymphatics(lymph nodes) and blood vessels(can go anywhere ). Early diagnosis of small tumors is key
Dr. Barry Rosen
Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Circulation

Most breast cancers arise from the ducts or lobules of the breast.
An invasive cancer breaks out of these structures and enters into the supporting tissue of the breast, where the lymphatics and blood vessels are found. The cancer cells may enter into these tubes and travel throughout the body.

In brief: Circulation

Most breast cancers arise from the ducts or lobules of the breast.
An invasive cancer breaks out of these structures and enters into the supporting tissue of the breast, where the lymphatics and blood vessels are found. The cancer cells may enter into these tubes and travel throughout the body.
Dr. Barry Rosen
Dr. Barry Rosen
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