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What are the treatment options for metastatic breast cancer?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
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In brief: It Depends

It depends on the "personality" of the cancer, ie whether it has the estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor, or her2.
It also depends on where the cancer is. Er+ cancer that has spread only to bone can often be treated with anti-estrogen pills alone, while cancer in the liver, lungs or brain often requires chemotherapy. Women can live for years with metastatic breast cancer.

In brief: It Depends

It depends on the "personality" of the cancer, ie whether it has the estrogen receptor, Progesterone receptor, or her2.
It also depends on where the cancer is. Er+ cancer that has spread only to bone can often be treated with anti-estrogen pills alone, while cancer in the liver, lungs or brain often requires chemotherapy. Women can live for years with metastatic breast cancer.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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In brief: Varies

Treatment for metastatic breast cancer is aimed at delaying the progression of the disease, prolonging life, relieving any symptoms caused by the cancer, and improving daily quality of life.
Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and monoclonal antibody therapies can all be used to achieve this depending on the type of breast cancer. For detailed information please visit www.Cancer.Org.

In brief: Varies

Treatment for metastatic breast cancer is aimed at delaying the progression of the disease, prolonging life, relieving any symptoms caused by the cancer, and improving daily quality of life.
Chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, and monoclonal antibody therapies can all be used to achieve this depending on the type of breast cancer. For detailed information please visit www.Cancer.Org.
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