When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it is called metastatic breast cancer. This is a very serious condition that requires aggressive treatment.
Metastatic breast cancer can occur in any organ or tissue in the body. The most common sites are the lungs, bones, and liver.
Symptoms of metastatic breast cancer vary depending on the location of the tumors. Symptoms may include coughing, chest pain, bone pain, and yellowing of the skin and eyes (jaundice).
If you are diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, your treatment will depend on the location and extent of the tumors. Treatment options may include chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and targeted therapy.
Although the prognosis for metastatic breast cancer has improved in recent years, it can still be a serious condition that requires aggressive treatment.