Do you know what metastatic breast cancer is?

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The ‘big C’ can be daunting to all of us, because it is like a stab in the back. Did you know that nearly 1 in 3 of breast cancer patients will progress to metastatic disease (1)? According to Professor Dr Ho Gwo Fuang, a clinical oncologist/radiotherapist at University Malaya Medical Centre, breast cancer is the most common cancer among women, and the 2nd most common cancer in the world after lung cancer.

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Every year, 1.7 million are diagnosed with breast cancer globally, according to the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) and the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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A few different ways you can check for lumps. Pic credit: SheKnows

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