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Metastatic Breast Cancer and How to Live with the Condition

Although you may feel that breast cancer is a treatable disease, it always pays to be cautious and seek medical intervention in time to arrest it. Breast cancer if neglected or diagnosed too late can ultimately progress to metastatic breast cancer which is the term to describe stage 4 of advanced breast cancer. The statistics of breast cancer in the USA are alarming where an estimated 252,710 women will be diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the USA alone in 2017. Amongst these 40,610 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year.

In metastatic breast cancer, the disease invades surrounding organs ultimately reaching the brain. Rather than dwelling on the implications of the disease, one should focus on factors that create an environment within the body that leads to the question how does metastatic breast cancer spread from stage 3?