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.
Can metastatic breast cancer spread to skin? 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.
What do skin metastases 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.
How long can you live with skin metastasis? Long term actuarial survival after cutaneous metastasis was calculated using by the Kaplan-Meier method. Results: The median survival after cutaneous metastasis was 6.5 months (mean 22.8 +/- 43.8 months). The mortality rate was 13 p. 100 at 1 month, 48 p.