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Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Spotlight on Metastatic Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness for the second-most diagnosed cancer in women in the U.S.

When breast cancer is discovered after it starts causing symptoms, the cancer may have advanced and spread beyond the confines of the breast. The most common sites for metastasis, or spread, of primary breast cancer are the brain, lungs and bones.

When primary breast cancer has spread, it is considered metastatic breast cancer. If the primary cancer metastasizes to another part of the body, stereotactic radiosurgery with CyberKnife® can be a treatment option for women who are candidates.

Women may choose CyberKnife treatment for lung or brain metastases due to fewer side effects, shorter treatment times and to avoid additional invasive cancer treatment. CyberKnife treatment for brain metastases does not involve surgery or sedation and is complete in fewer than five outpatient procedures.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, contact our center to find out if CyberKnife may be an option for your treatment plan.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.