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How and Where Does Metastatic Breast Cancer Spread?

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Breast Cancer concept with pink ribbon.
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What is metastatic breast cancer?


Cancer cell amongst healthy cells.
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How do breast cancers start?


Tumor in illustrated breast
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How do breast cancers spread?


Concerned patient being reassured by oncologist.
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Where does breast cancer usually spread?


Illustrated breast with cut away.
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Can breast cancer recur at the same site?


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What happens when breast cancer spreads to bone?


Doctor explaining treatment options to patient with tablet.
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Are there treatments for bone metastases?


Digital rendering of human brain.
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What happens when breast cancer spreads to the brain?


Woman receiving radiation therapy for brain cancer.
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What treatments are available for brain metastases?


Torso illustration with liver highlighted.
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What happens when breast cancer spreads to the liver?


Chemotherapy drug combo
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Can liver metastases be treated and if so, how?


Oncologist examining lung x-ray
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What happens when breast cancer spreads to the lungs?


Doctor holding syringe of hormone therapy injection for lung cancer.
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What treatments are given for lung metastases?


Healthy couple on computer.
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What is being done to help people with metastatic breast cancer?


Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

Judi Ebbert, PhD, MPH, RN

@judithebbert

Judi Ebbert earned her PhD at the University of South Florida’s College of Public Health. She has worked at three NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers and is a writer/editor at Moffitt Cancer Center. Judi has great interest in chronic disease prevention and treatment, and is an advocate for equitable access to care and optimal quality of life for all people. She loves swimming, her dogs and cats, great food, art, humor, and cinematic thrillers. She’s on Twitter @judithebbert.