Fast Five Quiz: Metastatic Breast Cancer Signs and Symptoms

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


December 15, 2021

A comprehensive literature review of brain metastasis in breast cancer from 2016 found that the most common symptoms included headache (35%), vomiting (26%), nausea (23%), hemiparesis (22%), visual changes (13%), and seizures (12%). Other symptoms associated with brain metastasis in breast cancer include:

  • Weakness

  • Numbness

  • Dizziness/balance problems

  • Tingling in extremities

  • Loss of balance

  • Personality changes, behavior changes, mood changes, impaired judgement

  • Stroke

  • Fatigue

  • Confusion

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