Metastatic Breast Cancer        

Breast cancer is diagnosed in stages. These stages range from Stage 0- Stage 4. Metastatic breast cancer, also known as Stage 4 or advanced breast cancer, is breast cancer that has spread to other organs in the body. 

Once breast cancer begins to spread, a process called metastasis, it is most likely to spread to the bones, lungs, liver, or brain. If breast cancer spreads to another part of the body such as the brain, it is not brain cancer, it is still breast cancer. Cancer cells are specific to the part of the body they originated from, this is why there are different types of cancer.

Metastatic breast cancer can not be cured. However, it can be treated. To learn more about treatment for metastatic breast cancer, click here.

Related Topics

Breast Cancer Glossary

Breast Cancer Staging 

Local Resources

Susan G. Komen Breast Care Helpline: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636), or e-mail helpline@komen.org

For more information about breast health/breast cancer or local resources, please contact us at 704-347-8181 or at outreach@komencharlotte.org

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