Metastatic Breast Cancer FAQs
Metastatic breast cancer is vastly different from breast cancer that has not spread to other parts of the body. This applies not only to the symptoms that it causes and how it is usually diagnosed, but also to how it is treated and what its typical outcomes are. As a result, it’s important for people with metastatic breast cancer to have access to information that applies to their specific diagnosis.
For the most relevant information, it’s best to consult with an experienced oncologist. However, the following FAQs articles provide general answers to questions that many patients ask:
- What is metastatic breast cancer?
- What are the signs of metastatic breast cancer?
- Where does breast cancer metastasize to?
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, you can turn to Moffitt Cancer Center, where the highly specialized oncologists in the Don & Erika Wallace Comprehensive Breast Program can answer any questions that you might have. We have experienced surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pathologists and supportive care providers in one location, so no matter what it is that you’d like to know, your treatment team will be able to help. And, because we are a high-volume cancer center, we regularly treat patients with all types and stages of breast cancer. This, in turn, gives us the expertise necessary to help you better understand your own specific diagnosis.