Breast cancer is a serious disease with the potential to spread to other parts of the body, causing significant harm. It occurs when cells in the breast tissue begin to divide uncontrollably. These cancerous cells can move to nearby areas in the chest and nearby lymph nodes, which are small regions filled with white blood cells that play a role in fighting infections.
As breast cancer progresses, it can metastasize, which means the cancer cells spread to other parts of the body. This advanced stage is often referred to as stage 4 breast cancer. Stage 4 breast cancer is more challenging to treat compared to earlier stages.
When breast cancer metastasizes, it can affect different organs and tissues. For example, if it spreads to the bones, it may lead to swelling. Brain metastasis can cause seizures, nausea, and changes in behavior. Liver metastasis can result in jaundice, while lung metastasis may lead to chest pain.
It's important to note that even when breast cancer spreads to other regions, such as the bones, the cells are still considered breast cancer cells and not cells of the affected organ, like bone cancer cells.
If you have any uncertainties or seek a better understanding of breast cancer, we invite you to reach out to CION Cancer Clinics. Our team is here to assist you. Feel free to contact us at 1800 120 2676, or you can conveniently fill out the form through the provided link.