Questions & Answers About Breast Cancer Metastatic to Bone
Although initial therapy may be curative, women with early stage breast cancer treated with surgery alone are still at risk for recurrence of their breast cancer, even 15-20 years later. The breast cancer may reappear in the breast area or spread to other parts of the body (metastasize). Of all the women diagnosed with breast cancer, the 10-year incidence of bone metastases is 18%. However, 70% of women with advanced breast cancer will develop bone metastases.