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 is the most common site of breast cancer metastasis? Among the study population, we found that bone was still the most common site of metastasis for breast cancer (65.1%, including single and multiple metastatic sites), followed by lung (31.4%), liver (26.0%) and brain (8.8%) metastasis.