Symptoms Of Breast Cancer Metastasis To Ribs

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Distant Recurrence or Metastasis: When Breast Cancer Returns

An Introduction to Breast Cancer Recurrence, Part II


A distant recurrence is more serious than a local or regional recurrence. It means your original breast cancer has spread from its primary site, the site first treated, to somewhere else in your body beyond the breast: usually, your bones, lungs, brain, or liver. When this happens, your cancer is called metastatic; the new tumors are called metastases (or in cancer slang, "mets.")

Unfortunately, unlike local and regional recurrences,...

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