What are the final stages of stage 4 metastatic breast cancer? Stage IV cancers have spread (metastasized) beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other parts of the body. When breast cancer spreads, it most commonly goes to the bones, liver, and lungs. It may also spread to the brain or other organs.
How long can a person live with Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer? While treatable, metastatic breast cancer (MBC) cannot be cured. The five-year survival rate for stage 4 breast cancer is 22 percent; median survival is three years. Annually, the disease takes 40,000 lives.
What causes death in metastatic breast cancer? The most common cause of death was metastatic disease to various organs, accounting for 42% of all deaths. Infection was the second most common cause of death; however, only 27% of the patients with infection had significant neutropenia. In patients dying of hemorrhage, only 9% were thrombocytopenic.
What are the symptoms of last stage breast cancer?
- Breast lump.
- Skin changes.
- Nipple discharge.
- Breast pain.
- Digestive issues.