Metastatic Breast Cancer
The Metastatic Breast Cancer subsite is designed to offer information to people who want to learn more about it as well as support to those living with metastatic breast cancer.
Metastatic breast cancer, also known as advanced, secondary or Stage IV breast cancer is the spread of cancerous cell growth to areas of the body other than where the cancer first formed, often with increased severity. This may happen before or after treatment of the cancer in the breast, or it may occur from a recurrent breast cancer (breast cancer that grows back in the same location). Though breast cancer cells can spread to almost any part of the body, they most commonly spread to the bones. Other common sites include the lungs, liver, brain and skin. It is this new cancer that is called a metastasis.
Here, you will find links to resources and support services, as well as information and links to clinical trials directly targeted to individuals with metastatic breast cancer. If you have any suggestions for further resources or topics you would like to see covered here, please let us know by emailing email@example.com.