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Metastatic Breast Cancer (Stage IV or Advanced Breast Cancer)

  

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends breast cancer survivors and their caregivers receive the seasonal flu shot. However, people with metastatic breast cancer should talk to their health care providers before getting a flu shot to make sure it’s safe for their particular situation. Find more information from the CDC about the seasonal flu. 

Metastatic breast cancer (also called stage IV or advanced breast cancer) is breast cancer that has spread beyond the breast to other organs in the body (most often the bones, lungs, liver or brain). In the U.S., most women with metastatic cancer develop it when the cancer returns at some point after their initial breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.  

This section of Understanding Breast Cancer discusses metastatic breast cancer treatment and care. You can also find information on support for you and your family.  

 Metastatic Breast Cancer   Support for People with Metastatic Breast Cancer and Their Families 
   
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