Secondary Breast Cancer

Secondary or metastatic breast cancer is when the breast cancer cells spread from the breast to other parts of the body. This leads to the development of cancer in other areas, such as the liver, bone, lungs or brain.

There is no known cure for secondary breast cancer so facing a diagnosis can be scary. You may be thinking “how long do I have?”, “why me?”, and “it’s not fair”.

You will not know exactly what the future holds, but for many women the disease can controlled and they live full and productive lives.

On these pages you can find out more about secondary breast cancer, the treatment options, places you can get further support and stories from others who have the disease.

There are many different treatment programmes for women with secondary breast... click for more
Many women say the diagnosis of secondary breast cancer is often harder to deal... click for more
  Secondary breast cancer is a difficult diagnosis to deal with. It can also be... click for more
There are a number of organisations which provide specific support and... click for more
The Metavivors NZ Facebook group was set up by BCAC in early 2014 in order to... click for more
Each year in New Zealand more than 400 women and men will be diagnosed with... click for more
Every year more than 400 women and men in New Zealand will be diagnosed with... click for more
New medicines are being developed all the time to better treat both early and... click for more