What is metastatic breast cancer?
Metastatic breast cancer is when cancer has spread beyond the breast and into other parts of the body.
Hey, Dr. Funk. What is metastatic breast cancer? [MUSIC PLAYING]
Metastatic breast cancer means breast cancer cells have spread beyond the breast to most commonly bone, lung,
liver, or brain. But it can also go to other places in the body.
People can live for many years with metastatic breast cancer.
Some only need to take treatment in the form of a pill that blocks estrogen, whereas others may need chemotherapy or newer
targeted therapies off and on. The goal of all treatment is to put the cancer
into a chronic state, where it isn't causing symptoms. We can usually achieve that over a period of many years.
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