Some women have metastatic breast cancer when they are first diagnosed, but this is not common in the U.S., where five percent of initial diagnoses are metastatic breast cancer. Most commonly, metastatic breast cancer arises months or years after a person has completed treatment for early or locally advanced (stage I, II or III) breast cancer.
Although metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured, this does not mean it cannot be treated. Learn more at www.komen.org/metastatic.
Learn more about metastatic (stage IV) breast cancer tonight during a special Susan G. Komen® Twitter Chat, October 12, at 6 pm CT.
Follow @SusanGKomen and use #MetsBCChat to participate.