What Are The Symptoms of Metastatic Breast Cancer?

What Are the Symptoms of Metastatic Breast Cancer?
Image kind courtesty of: http://www.nationalbreastcancer.org/metastatic-breast-cancer

Depending on how far your breast cancer has spread, where it has spread to, as well as what tissue-type the new cancer has invaded, symptoms will vary.

HERE IS A LIST OF SYMPTOMS BY LOCATION:

Metastasis in the BONE may cause:

  • Severe, progressive pain
  • Swelling
  • Bones that are more easily fractured or broken

Metastasis to the BRAIN may cause:

  • Persistent, progressively worsening headache or pressure to the head
  • Vision disturbances, Eye drooping
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Behavioral changes or personality changes

 Metastasis to the LIVER may cause:

  • Jaundice
  • Itchy skin or rash
  • Abnormally high enzymes in the liver
  • Abdominal pain, appetite loss, nausea, and vomiting

Metastasis to the LUNGS may cause:

  • Chronic cough or inability to get a full breath
  • Constant shortness of breath
  • Abnormal chest X-ray
  • Chest pain
  • Other nonspecific systemic symptoms of metastatic breast cancer can include fatigue, weight loss, and poor appetite, but it’s important to remember these can also be caused by medication or depression.

 { NOTES OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE: }

1. Some people are diagnosed with advanced breast cancer the 1st time round .

2. Always report each and every symptom to your doctor so you receive the treatment you need.

3. Ensure that you attend your follow-up appointments regularly if you have had breast cancer before.

 

 

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