Do you know what it means when breast cancer has metastasized? If you don’t, that’s okay. A lot of people don’t really understand this type of breast cancer. It’s easy to get thrown off by the complex word used to describe it (how many t’s can we cram into one word?). But don’t worry; we’re here to help.
It’s actually fairly simple to understand, although it’s certainly not simple to deal with if you have it. Metastatic breast cancer, also called secondary breast cancer, is cancer that has spread from the breasts to other areas of the body, like the liver, lungs, or bone.
This type of breast cancer accounts for most breast cancer deaths. And that’s another reason why we’re trying to share this message about what metastatic breast cancer is, what it does, and how you can prevent yourself from getting it.
Remember to do your at-home self-checks and get regular check-ups with your doctor to catch breast cancer before it escalates.
Learn more about metastatic breast cancer in this helpful animation.
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