Secondary breast cancer
Secondary breast cancer occurs when breast cancer cells spread from the first, primary tumour in the breast to another distant part of your body via the bloodstream or lymphatic system.
This type of spread is also known as metastases, advanced breast cancer or stage 4 cancer.
A diagnosis of secondary breast cancer means that the cancer cannot be cured, although it can be treated and controlled, sometimes for years.
On this page is a selection of our information, free services and publications that are relevant to people who have been diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.
13 October 2013 is Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Please give us your feedback on our ideas for the Day by completing our short survey.