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What is the best treatment for metastatic breast cancer? How about alternative treatments?

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Dr. Devon Webster
Internal Medicine - Oncology
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends

There is not a "best" treatment, as metastatic breast cancers are different.
The best treatment will take into account past treatment, current symptoms, and the subtype of breast cancer (er, pr and her2 status) as well as the location of tumors. Usually chemo or biologic therapy is necessary. Alternative treatments like mushrooms may have anti-cancer effects, but more studies are needed.

In brief: It depends

There is not a "best" treatment, as metastatic breast cancers are different.
The best treatment will take into account past treatment, current symptoms, and the subtype of breast cancer (er, pr and her2 status) as well as the location of tumors. Usually chemo or biologic therapy is necessary. Alternative treatments like mushrooms may have anti-cancer effects, but more studies are needed.
Dr. Devon Webster
Dr. Devon Webster
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Dr. Andrew Turrisi
A lot depends on what you hae already had chemo wise, and what is known about ER, PR, Her-2-neu. Some think Bx of met provides new data about receptors too.
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Few alternatives

For metastatic breast cancer , there is no single best treatment.
Treatment depends on the type of disease, age. Spread of disease , general health etc. Alternative treatments are not primary treatment methods, they are supplements to accepted way of treatment.

In brief: Few alternatives

For metastatic breast cancer , there is no single best treatment.
Treatment depends on the type of disease, age. Spread of disease , general health etc. Alternative treatments are not primary treatment methods, they are supplements to accepted way of treatment.
Dr. Addagada Rao
Dr. Addagada Rao
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