Breast cancer is considered metastatic, or stage IV, if it has spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph 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 cancer. 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.