Stage IV

Dan is quick to credit his incredible recovery to his care team. “All I know is that, if not for Roswell Park, I would not be alive today. I have no doubt in my mind. I’m very fortunate that things worked out the way they did.”

Metastatic breast cancer is the most advanced stage of breast cancer, known as stage IV breast cancer. It occurs when the cancer develops the ability to spread to other organs in the body – most commonly the liver, lung, bone, soft tissues or brain. Even though the cancer involves other organs, it’s still treated as breast cancer.