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Do people with stage IV metastatic breast cancer often undergo chemo?

6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Yes.

Under certain circumstances hormone therapy might be the initial treatment, but most stage 4 patients eventually undergo chemotherapy treatment.
This will depend on age, tolerence for treatment, hormone responsiveness and other tumor characteristics.

In brief: Yes.

Under certain circumstances hormone therapy might be the initial treatment, but most stage 4 patients eventually undergo chemotherapy treatment.
This will depend on age, tolerence for treatment, hormone responsiveness and other tumor characteristics.
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but not always

There are many people living with metastatic breast cancer who aren't on chemotherapy.
They might take a hormone-blocking pill or injection, or they might receive an IV biologic agent like Herceptin (trastuzumab) (which isn't chemotherapy.) most patients go on and off chemotherapy at different times depending on many factors.

In brief: Yes, but not always

There are many people living with metastatic breast cancer who aren't on chemotherapy.
They might take a hormone-blocking pill or injection, or they might receive an IV biologic agent like Herceptin (trastuzumab) (which isn't chemotherapy.) most patients go on and off chemotherapy at different times depending on many factors.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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