Jun 20, 2019 · The risk of cancer spread to the brain is usually highest for women with more aggressive subtypes of breast cancer, such as HER2-positive or triple-negative breast cancer. Symptoms of breast cancer in the brain can include: headache ; changes in senses controlled by the brain such as slurred speech, blurred vision, balance problems, dizziness, or anything else that seems unusual ; memory . Dec 11, 2018 · Central nervous system (CNS) metastases remain challenging to treat in patients with breast cancer, and incidence and outcomes have been .
The metastasis of breast cancer to the CNS, either the brain parenchyma or the leptomeninges, is generally a late feature of metastatic disease. Metastases to the brain parenchyma are thought to be hematogenous in origin.Cited by: 464. Apr 15, 2019 · Purpose: Patients with HER2-positive metastatic breast cancer (MBC) with central nervous system (CNS) metastasis have a poor prognosis. We report treatments and outcomes in patients with HER2-positive MBC and CNS metastasis from the Systemic Therapies for HER2-positive Metastatic Breast Cancer Study (SystHERs).Author: Sara A. Hurvitz, Joyce O'Shaughnessy, Ginny Mason, Denise A. Yardley, Mohammad Jahanzeb, Adam Brufsk.
Aug 14, 2017 · Stage IV breast cancer is the most advanced form of breast cancer, and it is invasive: metastases of stage IV breast cancer can appear in the lungs, liver, bone or brain. According to the Mayo Clinic, the five-year survival rate of a patient diagnosed with stage IV breast cancer is 20 percent. Sep 21, 2016 · As systemic therapy of metastatic breast cancer improves, CNS involvement is becoming a more widespread problem. This article summarizes the current knowledge regarding the incidence, clinical presentation, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of CNS metastases in patients with breast cancer.Cited by: 709.
Secondary breast cancer in the brain happens when breast cancer cells spread to the brain. It can also be known as brain metastases. You may also hear this type of spread described as metastatic breast cancer, metastases, advanced breast cancer, secondary tumours, secondaries or stage 4 breast cancer. When breast cancer spreads to the brain, it can be treated but cannot be cured.