Secondary breast cancer treatment varies from person to person, depending on the characteristics of the cancer cells and where in the body the cancer has spread.

Doctors use a tailored approach which means two people with secondary breast cancer may receive very different treatments. A patient’s team of doctors will carefully select treatments to extend her or his life as much as possible, while causing the least side effects. Improving or maintaining a quality of life is also a factor in determining the treatment.

At present there is no cure.