Breast cancer can spread by growing into nearby tissues in the breast or when the cancer cells get into and travel
through the blood or lymph systems. When this happens, cancer cells may be found in the lymph nodes in the armpit,
which are often checked for cancer as part of the diagnosis process. If the cancer reaches these nodes, it may have
spread to other parts of the body.
Breast cancer that has spread to other organs of the body is called metastatic breast cancer. When breast cancer spreads to other parts of the body, it most often goes to the brain, bones, liver, or lungs.
If you have questions about breast cancer or how to protect yourself against it, talk with your COPC healthcare provider. Your primary care physician can help you understand more about this cancer.