You are viewing the new article page. Let us know what you think. Return to old version. To identify the incidence, recurrence pattern and prognosis of brain metastases BM among women with metastatic triple negative breast cancer mTNBC treated consecutively at a single institution during a 7-year period.
Breast Cancer Spread to the Brain
The Advanced Metastatic Brain Cancer Survival Rate Overview
Sometimes, brain metastases are found when breast cancer is first diagnosed, but the majority of the time, brain metastases occur as a distant recurrence of an early-stage breast cancer that was treated in the past. What symptoms may occur, and what treatment options are available if your breast cancer spreads to your brain? Overall, brain metastases occur in 15 to 24 percent of women with metastatic breast cancer. As survival improves, however, this number is expected to increase.
Breast cancer brain metastases: the last frontier
Skip to Content. Use the menu to see other pages. This section explains the types of treatments that are the standard of care for metastatic breast cancer. When making treatment plan decisions, you are encouraged to consider clinical trials as an option.
A brain metastasis is a cancer that has metastasized spread to the brain from another location in the body and is therefore considered a secondary brain tumor. Brain metastases can occur in patients months or even years after their original cancer is treated. Brain metastases have a poor prognosis for cure, but modern treatments are allowing patients to live months and sometimes years after the diagnosis. Because different parts of the brain are responsible for different functions, symptoms vary depending on the site of metastasis within the brain. However, brain metastases should be considered in any cancer patient who presents with neurological or behavioral changes.