What are the red flag signs of metastatic breast cancer?
- Bone pain or bone fractures due to tumor cells spreading to the bones or spinal cord.
- Headaches or dizziness when cancer has spread to the brain.
- Shortness of breath or chest pain, caused by lung cancer.
- Jaundice or stomach swelling.
What does metastatic breast cancer feel like? Breast cancer that has spread to the bones may cause: Sudden bone pain, such as hip or back pain, which may feel similar to the discomfort associated with arthritis or exercise strain but is persistent or progressively worse even with rest or conservative measures.
Where is the first place breast cancer usually spreads? The lymph nodes under your arm, inside your breast, and near your collarbone are among the first places breast cancer spreads.
What age is metastatic breast cancer most common? The median age at diagnosis is 61 years, younger than many other kinds of cancer1. Although most breast cancer patients were diagnosed over 60 years, more and more patients were diagnosed at a younger age in the past decade2.