Parts that are susceptible to metastatic breast cancer
Breast cancer metastasizes to the brain in about 10-15% of people with metastatic breast cancer.
Brain metastases are more common in women with HER2-positive tumors and 3-negative breast cancer.
Symptoms of brain metastases often include headache, altered picture, dizziness, epilepsy.
Other uncommon symptoms are weakness on one side of the body, problems coordinating, personality changes…
In addition, breast cancer can spread to the bone marrow, opposite breast, ovaries, adrenal glands, pancreas even skin and soft tissues.
However these parts are less common and rarely occur.
Breast cancer usually spreads to the lymph node systems, then metastasizes to more remote areas such as the bones, lungs, liver, and brain.
Breast cancer in addition to developing harm to the mammary glands also invades other parts of the body.
Most often, the first stop is the lymph nodes. As it progresses, breast cancer can spread to further parts such as the bones, lungs, liver, and brain.
The areas where breast cancer metastasizes and the degree of spread are important because they are responsible for most deaths.
Metastatic breast cancer is usually at its most severe stage.
Metastatic breast cancer can occur months, years, even decades after the original tumor is detected and treated.
The reason is that some cancer cells can survive and lie dormant, waiting for the opportunity to grow, the recurrence of which may be local (at the site of the original tumor) or in other areas of the body.
According to experts, studies have looked at the most common metastatic site of early-stage breast cancer.
The frequency of metastases to parts is arranged in order, including bone metastases (41%), lungs (22%), liver (7.3%), brain (7.3%).