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What exactly is metastatic breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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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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In brief: Distal Spread

Metastasis occurs when a cancer spreads outside of its organ of origin.
Therefore metastatic breast cancer is when breast cancer has spread to involve other organs outside of the breast such as the lymph nodes, liver, lung, etc.

In brief: Distal Spread

Metastasis occurs when a cancer spreads outside of its organ of origin.
Therefore metastatic breast cancer is when breast cancer has spread to involve other organs outside of the breast such as the lymph nodes, liver, lung, etc.
Dr. Michael Zadeh
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Dr. Travis Kidner
Surgery - Oncology

In brief: Distant disease

Metastatic breast cancer refers to breast cancer cells that have traveled from the breast through the lymphatic system to distant locations in the body.

In brief: Distant disease

Metastatic breast cancer refers to breast cancer cells that have traveled from the breast through the lymphatic system to distant locations in the body.
Dr. Travis Kidner
Dr. Travis Kidner
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