Metastases and Staging
Cancer has either spread beyond the breast and nearby lymph nodes to other areas of the body (M1) or it has not (M0).
Tests for metastases include:
- Bone scans (to look for bone metastases)
- Blood tests (to test for liver or bone metastases)
- X-rays or CT scans (to look for lung, liver, abdominal or pelvis metastases)
- PET scans (to look for metastases throughout the body)
Learn about treatment for metastatic breast cancer.
Learn more about breast cancer staging.