By Melissa Erickson
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Living with metastatic breast cancer is like running a marathon, says Dr. Mariana Chavez MacGregor, assistant professor of breast medical oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. There is no cure for metastatic breast cancer, but you have to concentrate on the fact that you’re still running, you’re still in the race.
“Metastatic breast cancer is treatable but can’t be cured,” said Shirley Mertz, president, Metastatic Breast Cancer Network. “Although it varies by subtype, median survival is two to three years.”