Metastatic Breast Cancer

To learn more about metastatic breast cancer, you can access information by category below:

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ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet

Breast Cancer

Metastatic Breast Cancer – Did You Know?

  • Metastatic breast cancer is advanced breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body. It most often spreads to the lungs, brain, bones and liver.1

  • The symptoms of metastatic breast cancer can vary based on where the cancer has spread; although some people may not experience any of these signs. Any symptoms should be discussed with your doctor, and a few include joint pain, bone fractures, headache, seizures, dizziness, vision changes, loss of balance, difficulty breathing, constant dry cough, loss of appetite, jaundice, itchy skin/rash, weight loss and/or pain/swelling in belly.2

  • You can connect with other people that have metastatic breast cancer online, through a patient support group online or via telephone (daytime or evening). Connecting with others can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support over time.

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October 13 is Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

Looking for Additional Resources?

We’ve curated additional metastatic breast cancer resources to help you access important information and support by the phase you’re interested in, whether it’s symptoms and tests, new diagnosis, treatment, clinical trials or long-term management. You can also be matched to programs that can help with issues you may be facing, whether it’s the cost of care, you’re feeling alone or another obstacle. Resources can also be filtered by the medium you prefer, whether it’s a book, website, hotline, podcast, online community, mobile app, among others!

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