Secondary Breast cancer
Most breast cancers are discovered at an early stage. But a small proportion of women discover they have breast cancer after it's spread to other parts of the body (metastasis).
If this is the case, the type of treatment you have may be different. Secondary cancer, also called "advanced" or "metastatic" cancer, is not curable.
Treatment aims to achieve remission, where the cancer shrinks or disappears, and you feel normal and able to enjoy life to the full.
Want to know more?
- Macmillan Cancer Support: treatments for breast cancer
- Breast Cancer Now: secondary (metastic) breast cancer
For more information click through the the NHS website and if you notice any changes in your breasts or are worried at all please contact your GP.
On our LoveRose talks we spoke to the incredible Lisa Fleming who founded the secondary breast cancer charity Make 2nds Count. Watch the video here.