Breast cancer - secondary
Breast cancer can spread to other areas and organs
within the body via the lymphatic system or bloodstream. Secondary
breast cancer is when cells from the primary breast tumour
breakaway and settle somewhere else in the body, the most common
sites are the lungs, bones, liver or brain. Because these cells
have come from the breast tumour they develop and behave the same
as those within the breast and are there for treated in the same
way which is why they are known as secondary breast cancer.
Your consultant or nurse can discuss secondary breast cancer
with you further and answer any questions you may have.