Metastatic breast cancer
Metastatic breast cancer—a form of advanced breast cancer also referred to as stage IV breast cancer—is diagnosed when a breast cancer has spread to other parts of the body. If the cancer has spread to the bones, it is called bone metastases. Cancers that have spread to the liver, lungs, or brain are called visceral metastases. Metastatic breast cancer often develops as a recurrence of a previously diagnosed breast cancer. In a small number of cases, metastatic breast cancer is diagnosed when there was no prior history of breast cancer.
A breast cancer tumor that has traveled outside the breast region is still thought of as breast cancer in the new location. For instance, if breast cancer spreads to the brain, the tumor in the brain is considered metastatic breast cancer and not brain cancer.
Take a closer look at the effect that hormones have on metastatic breast cancer.
Learn more about hormone receptors and how
they contribute to the spread of cancer
Metastatic breast cancer is generally not curable, but is considered treatable.
Learn more about metastatic breast cancer treatments
FASLODEX is a prescription medicine used to treat hormone receptor-positive breast cancer in women who have gone through menopause whose disease has spread after treatment with antiestrogen medicine.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: You should not receive FASLODEX if you have had an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in FASLODEX. Symptoms of an allergic reaction to FASLODEX may include itching, swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat, or trouble breathing.
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