Hello Today My Mum Has Been Diagnosed With Progressive Breast Cancer.what Does The Progressive Mean Please

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Hello Today My Mum Has Been Diagnosed With Progressive Breast Cancer.what Does The Progressive Mean Please

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Hard to say, exactly, as this is a vague term that can mean several things. If she's never been diagnosed with breast cancer before, it might mean that it's spread outsid her breast to nearby lymph nodes. If she's a breast cancer survivor, it might mean that the cancer heas returned, and spread to another part of her body. Either way, it means the cancer is spreading - which is the main characteristic of cancer anyway. So as I said, it's kind of vague.

Would you mum be willing to talk to you about her cancer? Perhaps her oncologist explained more about it that she could share with you... I'm sorry you're both having to go through this; and glad you have one another for support. Take care, and best of luck - PJH