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This page is about signs and symptoms of secondary breast cancer, which is when breast cancer has spread to another part of the body.
Looking for information about the signs and symptoms of breast cancer?
Many symptoms of secondary breast cancer are similar to those of other conditions.
Some general symptoms that breast cancer may have spread include:
The main symptoms of secondary breast cancer in the bone include:
Symptoms of secondary breast cancer in the lungs include:
Symptoms of secondary breast cancer in the liver include:
Symptoms of secondary breast cancer in the brain include:
Symptoms of secondary breast cancer in the skin include:
It’s important to talk to your GP or breast care nurse if you have any symptoms that are:
It’s natural to worry about breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body.
While it’s important to get any new and persistent symptoms checked, remember that aches and pains in the bones can be due to ageing, arthritis or side effects of treatment for primary breast cancer. Breathlessness and a cough can be symptoms of a cold or flu-type illness. And many people experience tiredness and loss of appetite after cancer treatment.
Whatever your worry or concern, our free Helpline is here to offer support and answer your questions. Call 0808 800 6000.