Breast cancer is considered metastaticinfo-icon, or stageinfo-icon IV, if it has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymphinfo-icon nodes to other parts of the body, such as the bones, liver, lungs, brain or other organs.

The mainstream media tend to focus on stories of surviving early-stage breast cancerinfo-icon. The lack of public awareness of metastatic breast cancer can leave you feeling isolated, misunderstood and unsupported. But you are not alone – an estimated 150,000 people are living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States.

Look below for more information from LBBC about metastatic breast cancer.