Want to know about secondary breast cancer?

When breast cancer spreads from the breast or armpit to other areas of the body, it’s called secondary breast cancer.

It can also be called metastatic breast cancer or advanced breast cancer. There is currently no cure for secondary breast cancer, but it can often be controlled through treatment.

This section looks at what secondary breast cancer is, how common the disease is and the symptoms to look out for.

What is secondary breast cancer?

Secondary breast cancer is when breast cancer spreads from your breast to other areas of your body.

What are the symptoms of secondary breast cancer?

The symptoms of secondary breast cancer vary depending on where the cancer has spread to.

How is secondary breast cancer diagnosed?

If you have a symptom of secondary breast cancer your doctor may refer you for tests.