Metastatic Breast Cancer

Metastatic breast cancer (MBC) is also known as stage IV or advanced breast cancer. It has spread beyond the breast to other parts of the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain).

A diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer is devastating and it’s normal to feel patients and loved ones to feel overwhelmed and scared – but remember, you are not alone. It is estimated that more than 154,000 in the U.S. are living with metastatic breast cancer today.

Although metastatic breast cancer is not curable today, it can be treated. Treatment focuses on length and quality of life and is highly personalized with each patient.

Many new drugs and clinical trials are currently underway, and community-based support groups can provide remarkable sources of strength and hope.

Learn more about Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer, and Komen supported Clinical Trials underway for MBC.

Additionally, visit our Local Resources Page to see what is available in your region for patients with living everyday with MBC.