Breast cancer, metastatic or recurrent
Also known as:
Metastatic breast cancer, Recurrent breast cancer, Cancer, metastatic or recurrent breast
Breast Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control in one or both breasts. All treatments for breast cancer work best when the cancer is found early. But even after treatment that seemed to work, cancer can come back (recur) or spread (metastasize) to other parts of the body. Cancer that comes back in or near the original site is called locally recurrent breast cancer. Cancer that spreads to other parts of the body is called metastatic breast cancer.
Providence Cancer Center, selected by the National Cancer Institute as a Community Cancer Center Program, is part of a prestigious network of community-based cancer centers offering exceptional cancer care in Oregon communities. We serve more cancer patients than any other health system in Oregon. Patients and families benefit from some of the finest, most comprehensive cancer services in the world, including the best in diagnostic imaging, state-of-the-art treatments, nationally renowned-research, and compassionate counseling and support. Our doctors, nurses, researchers, patient advocates and other caregivers work together to treat cancer aggressively and to ensure that no person has to face the challenge of a cancer diagnosis alone.