How can you tell if you have secondary breast cancer? The most common symptom of a secondary breast cancer in the bone is an ongoing ache in an area of bone. It may be painful when you move around. You may find it difficult to sleep because of the pain. Secondary breast cancer in the bones may also cause other bone problems.
What is the most common secondary cancer to breast cancer? The most common second cancer in breast cancer survivors is another breast cancer. (This is different from the first cancer coming back.) The new cancer can develop in the opposite breast, or in the same breast for women who were treated with breast-conserving surgery (such as a lumpectomy).
Where is the first place breast cancer spreads? The lymph nodes under your arm, inside your breast, and near your collarbone are among the first places breast cancer spreads. It’s “metastatic” if it spreads beyond these small glands to other parts of your body.
What does secondary cancer feel like? Symptoms of secondary cancer
The pain may be a dull, persistent ache, which can occur during the day as well as at night. There may also be swelling and tenderness in the area. If you have this type of pain and it lasts for more than 1-2 weeks, let your doctor know as soon as possible.