Mary, what happens is more treatment: probably chemo, maybe radiation... There are lots of ways to treat breast cancer that's spread. If you're talking about yourself, I'd make sure you have a doctor you like and trust, because you're likely to be teaming with this person for a long time, and you need to be comfortable with the relationship. Once you have the doctor in place, come to the appointment prepared with all of your questions; and it's best to bring someone with you, to take notes and ask anything youj might forget. Metastatic breast cancer is serious, but it's treatable—and getting more so all the time. Best of luck - PJH
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