Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer means the cancer has spread to other parts of the body. Find out about prognosis and life expectancy at.
In a culture focused on survivorship, those with metastatic breast cancer who will be in treatment for the rest of their lives can feel isolated and misunderstood.
Women with stage IV breast cancer are most often treated with systemic therapy. This may include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted.