Symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Woman in hospital bed

Symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

 The symptoms depend on where the metastatic breast cancer is found. Symptoms may include:

Symptoms often improve when you start treatment. You may also get side-effects from your treatment - for example, some painkillers can cause constipation; surgery and radiotherapy that affect your lymph nodes can cause swelling of the arm (lymphoedema).

How can my symptoms be relieved?

It is very unlikely that you will have all of these symptoms or even most of them. If you have any symptoms that are troubling you, let your doctor or nurse know. Sometimes radiotherapy and chemotherapy can be used to help symptoms. But there other things that can help. Read more about coping with side effects and symptoms.


For more information

Icon: Phone


1800 200 700

Icon: Email