How do I know if breast cancer has spread?
Symptoms of breast cancer in a lung
- Pain in the affected lung.
- Wheezing and shortness of breath.
- Persistent coughing and other symptoms similar to those produced by the common cold and flu.
- Coughing up mucus or blood.
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.
How do I know if my cancer is spreading? Some common signs of metastatic cancer include: pain and fractures, when cancer has spread to the bone. headache, seizures, or dizziness, when cancer has spread to the brain. shortness of breath, when cancer has spread to the lung.
How long does it take breast cancer to spread? Each division takes about 1 to 2 months, so a detectable tumor has likely been growing in the body for 2 to 5 years. Generally speaking, the more cells divide, the bigger the tumor grows.