The Future of Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer
Promising new therapies and approaches to managing late-stage disease offer hope.
By Elaine K. Howley, Contributor, Feb. 5, 2018
Breast cancer may begin in the breast as the name implies, but as it progresses, it can spread its damage to other parts of the body and establish new strongholds in other organs. Breastcancer.org reports that “cancer cells can break away from the original tumor in the breast and travel to other parts of the body through the bloodstream or the lymphatic system, which is a large network of nodes and vessels that works to remove bacteria, viruses, and cellular waste products.” When this happens, the disease has reached stage 4 and is called metastatic breast cancer.
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