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My 81y aunt found out that she has bone cancer and reoccurring breast cancer. What can I do for her?

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Dr. Aasim Sehbai
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Bone mets

Breast cancer with bone mets needs a systemic therapy that is chemotherapy or endocrine therapy if tumor is er positive or Herceptin if her2+, for bone mets treatment is zometa or xgeva (denosumab) or radiation if any pain in bones.

In brief: Bone mets

Breast cancer with bone mets needs a systemic therapy that is chemotherapy or endocrine therapy if tumor is er positive or Herceptin if her2+, for bone mets treatment is zometa or xgeva (denosumab) or radiation if any pain in bones.
Dr. Aasim Sehbai
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Dr. Dariush Vaziri
Breast Surgery
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In brief: Oncology consult.

The most qualified physician to be consulted will be a medical oncologist.
If she doesn't have one, request a referral from her primary physician. Her bone cancer can be secondary to breast cancer or a primary cancer. She needs more work up and possibly additional oncologic treatment. She may need additional breast surgery as well as possibly radiation therapy. An oncologist can guide her thru.

In brief: Oncology consult.

The most qualified physician to be consulted will be a medical oncologist.
If she doesn't have one, request a referral from her primary physician. Her bone cancer can be secondary to breast cancer or a primary cancer. She needs more work up and possibly additional oncologic treatment. She may need additional breast surgery as well as possibly radiation therapy. An oncologist can guide her thru.
Dr. Dariush Vaziri
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