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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Having metastatic breast cancer means your condition has spread to other regions of the body. Learn about different types, treatment options, and more.

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What Is De Novo Metastatic Breast Cancer?

De novo metastatic breast cancer is a rare and incurable breast cancer as it has already spread to other parts of the body at the time of diagnosis. De novo metastatic breast cancer (also known as Stage 4 breast cancer) is a relatively rare breast...

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Metastatic Breast Cancer

Having metastatic breast cancer means your condition has spread to other regions of the body. Learn about different types, treatment options, and more.

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What Are the Symptoms of Metastatic Breast Cancer?

Metastatic cancer can display general symptoms and symptoms at specific sites of metastasis. Learn about them and when to talk to your doctor. The specific signs and symptoms a person may have with metastatic breast cancer can vary significantly...

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Metastatic Breast Cancer Prognosis

Several factors impact the prognosis of metastatic breast cancer survivors. While not curable, newer treatment options have increased survival rates. It is estimated that 155,000 women (and men) in the United States currently have metastatic breast...

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Where Breast Cancer Can Spread

Metastatic breast cancer typically spreads to certain locations, and treatment partly depends on what those locations are in each case. Breast cancer has one main intention—to spread. Often, the first stop is the lymph nodes. And, as it advances,...

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An Overview of Micrometastases in Lymph Nodes

Micrometastases are formed by cells that break off from the main tumor. They're too small to be seen by scans and are the reason for adjuvant therapy. Micrometastases are a small collection of cancer cells that have been shed from the original...

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PIK3CA Mutations in Metastatic Breast Cancer

PIK3CA mutations are important in both the development and progression of some breast cancers. Learn about the characteristics and treatment options. PIK3CA gene mutations are genetic changes found in some breast cancers (as well as other cancers)...

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Chemotherapy for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Chemotherapy is used as a treatment for most people with metastatic breast cancer. When depends on receptor status, previous treatments, and more. Chemotherapy is used as a treatment for most people who have metastatic breast cancer. Whether it is...

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How Breast Cancer Spreads and Recurs

How do breast cancer cells spread from the breast to other tissues in the body? Learn why cancers metastasize and what happens if they do. Breast cancer is frightening enough without the fear that it could travel to other parts of the body....

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