Metastatic breast cancer occurs when cancer cells spread from the breast to other parts of the body. The symptoms experienced depend on which organ the cancer cells have invaded.


Here’s a breakdown of common symptoms to be aware of:


Symptoms of Bone Metastases:

  • Persistent bone pain.
  • Increased susceptibility to fractures.
  • Swelling in affected areas.


Symptoms of Brain Metastases:

  • Frequent headaches.
  • Visual disturbances.
  • Seizures.
  • Nausea and vomiting.
  • Changes in behavior.


Symptoms of Liver Metastases:

  • Jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes).
  • Itchy skin or rash.
  • Abdominal pain, decreased appetite, nausea, and vomiting.


Symptoms of Lung Metastases:

  • Chronic cough.
  • Shortness of breath or breathlessness.
  • Chest pain or discomfort.


Recognizing these symptoms is crucial for early detection and prompt medical attention. If you or someone you know experiences any of these symptoms, consult a healthcare professional for a proper evaluation.


Knowledge is power when it comes to managing metastatic breast cancer. Stay informed, spread awareness, and support those affected by this disease. Together, we can make a difference.