Breast cancer that spreads to other parts of the body -- most commonly the lungs, liver, bone, or brain -- is called metastatic breast cancer or stage IV breast cancer. While this type of breast cancer is often not curable, the right combination of treatments can substantially prolong and improve your quality of life. Duke experts in metastatic breast cancer help you make informed decisions about your care. Our goals are to:

  • help relieve the symptoms caused by metastatic breast cancer
  • improve your quality of life
  • keep your cancer under control for as long as possible
  • extend your life with optimal treatments