Stage 4 (IV)
What Does It Mean To Have Stage 4 Breast Cancer?
Stage 4 breast cancer means that the cancer has spread to other areas of the body, such as the brain, bones, lung and liver.
Although Stage 4 breast cancer is considered incurable, current advances in research and medical technology mean that more and more women are living longer by treating the disease as a chronic condition. With excellent care and support, as well as personal motivation, Stage 4 breast cancer may respond to a number of treatment options that can extend your life for several years.
What Should A Person With Stage 4 Breast Cancer Expect From Treatment?
Treatment options vary widely depending on where you live, your access to specialists and sub-specialists, and your willingness to try therapies that are still in the experimental phase.
During this time, be sure to surround yourself with a support system of friends and family.