Fast Five Quiz: Risk for Brain Metastases in Patients With Breast Cancer

Stefania Morganti, MD


March 15, 2023

Breast cancer that spreads from the primary site of origin in the breast to other locations and organs in the body is considered metastatic. The most frequent sites of metastasis from breast cancer are bone, liver, lung, and brain. The risk for recurrence in the brain for patients with early breast cancer after primary therapy is about 12% at 10 years. However, the risk of developing brain metastases in patients who already have metastatic disease in other sites ranges from 15% to 30%. The incidence of brain metastases associated with breast cancer appears to be increasing.

What do you know about the risk of developing brain metastases in patients with breast cancer? Test yourself with this quick quiz.


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