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Where Can Breast Cancer Cell Spread?

Where Can Breast Cancer Cell Spread?

If your doctor tells you that your breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body, it means that your cancer has entered an advanced stage, where cancer cells are not only found in your breast but also in other body parts. How far the spread of cancer cells is one of the things that become a doctor’s consideration when determining the stage of your cancer. Breast cancer is considered to have metastasis when cancer cells have spread far from your breasts. Visit to get information that can help you.

Below you can see some body parts that are often the other destination of your breast cancer cells.

– Lymph gland

Lymph nodes found in the armpit, breast, and around the collarbone is the first place that is usually “visited” by breast cancer cells. If cancer cells have spread further than these lymph nodes, then the cancer is also considered to have metastasis. Therefore, if you are diagnosed with breast cancer, your doctor will usually check the lymph nodes around your breast to find out if cancer cells have spread into it. You probably will not feel any symptoms even though your cancer cells have spread to the lymph nodes around your breasts.

– Bones

When cancer cells have spread to your bones, then pain is the initial symptom that is usually found. Cancer cells can affect any bone in your body, including the spine, arm bone, and leg bone. Sometimes the bones will become brittle so easily broken, but cancer treatment usually can prevent this happening. If the cancer cells have spread to the spinal cord, you may find it difficult to resist urination or large urge (incontinence).

– Brain

Although located far enough, cancer cells from within the breast can still spread into the brain. This will make you experience a severe headache so you are difficult to maintain the balance of the body and make you more easily fall. In addition, you may also experience numbness or weakness on one side of your body. You may experience changes in behavior or feel confused or have a seizure.

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