Breast cancer that has spread to the bones is known as secondary or metastatic breast cancer in the bone. Some people also refer to it as bone metastases or bone mets. Secondary breast cancer occurs when breast cancer cells spread from the primary (first) cancer in the breast to other parts of the body.
There is generally a lack of awareness about breast cancer that has spread to other organs called “Metastatic Breast Cancer” or MBC (Also known as Secondary Breast Cancer). A lot of people unfortunately don’t understand the reality of metastatic breast cancer which is the fact that incurable stage 4 of breast cancer.Author: Dr. Uzma Yunus.
Jun 20, 2019 · The bones are the most common place where metastatic breast cancer cells tend to go. For more than half of women who develop stage IV breast cancer, the bones are the first site of metastasis. Although breast cancer can spread to any bone, the most common sites are the ribs, spine, pelvis, and long bones in the arms and legs.
Jun 13, 2017 · Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Find out about prognosis and life expectancy at this stage.Author: Robin Madell.