Metastatic breast cancer (MBC; also called stage IV) is breast cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, most commonly the bones, liver, brain, or lungs. Metastatic breast cancer can be treated but not cured. Metastatic disease is NOT hopeless. There are a wide variety of treatment options for metastatic breast cancer, and new medicines are being tested every day. More and more people are living life to the fullest while being treated for metastatic breast cancer.
Intro medically reviewed by: Brian Wojciechowski, M.D.
Last review date: November 22, 2020
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Jul 25, 2007 12:19PM
I switched from arimidex to aromasin. I have RA in my feet that was brought on by arimidex. I had no problems at all with aromasin. Aromasin allows your body to produce estrogen, it clogs the receptors that the tumor uses to thrive. Hopefully your course with it will be as easy as mine. I also was able to lose weight when on aromasin.
7/2/2006, IDC, 2cm, Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+