What Is Metastatic Breast Cancer?

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Metastatic breast cancer means breast cancer has spread from beyond the breast to bones, lung, liver, other places in the body and women can live for many years with metastatic breast cancer. Some women only need to take treatment in the form of a pill that locks oestrogen. Other women may need chemotherapy off and on, but the goal of treatment is to put the cancer into a chronic state where it isn't causing symptoms and we can usually achieve that over a period of many years.