Stage four breast cancer means that your cancer has now spread to distant areas of the body. It is no longer regionalized to the breast. And while there is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, doctors have a lot of options to treat this stage of advanced disease. These include hormone therapy, chemotherapy and targeted drugs. Sometimes surgery and/or radiation is considered.
With advanced disease, the goal of treatment is to keep you as stable as possible, slow the tumor growth and improve your quality of life.
This series explains what to expect when you are given a late-stage breast cancer diagnosis. The important thing to remember is that there are still many treatment options, and with every passing year, doctors are finding even more treatments to add to their tool kit.
Overview of Treatment for Advanced Breast Cancer
Stage Four Breast Cancer
When Breast Cancer Spreads to the Bones
Metastatic Breast Cancer: You Are Not a Statistic
What Are CD4/CD6 Inhibitors? And How Can They Fight Advanced Breast Cancer?
Treating Metastatic Hormone Receptor-Positive Breast Cancer
Hormone Therapies for Breast Cancer: CDK 4/6 Inhibitors
CDK4/6 Inhibitors for Breast Cancer Explained
CD4/CD6 Inhibitors For Metastatic Breast Cancer -- What Are The Side Effects?
Hormone Therapies for Breast Cancer: mTOR Inhibitors
The FDA Just Approved a Promising New Drug for Metastatic Breast Cancer
New Breast Cancer Drug Combination Shows Promising Results
Breast Cancer Breakthrough: Immunotherapy Shows Major Boost in Survival Rates
Chemo Plus Immunotherapy for Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer
New Drug Extends Life in Most Aggressive Breast Cancer
What's Next for Breast Cancer and Immunotherapy?
Immunotherapy and Triple Negative Breast Cancer
PARP Inhibitors Provide New Promise for Certain Metastatic Breast Cancers