What does breast cancer metastasis to skin look like? Metastatic skin lesions deriving from breast cancer are usually asymptomatic measure 1–3 cm, and appear as firm, pink to red-brown nodules on the chest ipsilateral to the primary tumour.
When does breast cancer metastasis to skin? The age range with the highest incidence of cutaneous metastases is that between 50 and 70 years old. The interval between the primary tumor diagnosis and the subsequent metastasis is variable, but, in general, it occurs in the first three years after the initial diagnosis.
What does skin metastasis look like? Skin metastases from malignant melanoma often appear black or blue and nodular, mimicking harmless blue nevi (moles) on the skin. The amelanotic form is a less common presentation and appears as a skin-colored, pink or red skin lesion.
Can breast cancer metastasis into skin cancer? About a third of people with secondary breast cancer will develop skin metastases. Skin metastases are different to local recurrence, which is when primary breast cancer has come back in the chest or breast area.