Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Elwyn C. Cabebe, MD; Winston W. Tan, MD, FACP; Stefania Morganti, MD


December 21, 2022

As with other sites of breast cancer metastasis, lung metastasis may initially be asymptomatic.

Symptoms of lung metastasis may include:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Cough

  • Chest pain

  • Repeated infections (eg, bronchitis, pneumonia)

  • Extreme fatigue

  • Coughing blood

  • Wheezing

  • Vocal cord paralysis

  • Anorexia/weight loss

Learn more about the presentation of secondary lung tumors.


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