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Case report
Published online: 2012-06-27
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Local and systemic treatment in elderly patient with long term course of metastatic breast cancer- case report

Anna Skrzypczyk, Iwona Głogowska
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2012;8(2):67-70.

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Vol 8, No 2 (2012)
CASE REPORT
Published online: 2012-06-27

Abstract

This case report presents the long-term course of treatment of  77-year old women with metastatic hormonoresponsive, HER2-positive breast cancer.  The patient has been treated with surgery, radiotherapy,  hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and  agents targeting HER2. Overall treatment was well tolerated and control of symptoms associated with disease, as well as partial objective response was achieved. .

Due to treatment  individualization, modifications of chemotherapy doses and regimens antineoplastic therapy in this elderly women was safe and effective. She benefits from the treatment in terms of significant quality of life improvement and prolongation of survival.

Abstract

This case report presents the long-term course of treatment of  77-year old women with metastatic hormonoresponsive, HER2-positive breast cancer.  The patient has been treated with surgery, radiotherapy,  hormonal therapy, chemotherapy and  agents targeting HER2. Overall treatment was well tolerated and control of symptoms associated with disease, as well as partial objective response was achieved. .

Due to treatment  individualization, modifications of chemotherapy doses and regimens antineoplastic therapy in this elderly women was safe and effective. She benefits from the treatment in terms of significant quality of life improvement and prolongation of survival.

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Title

Local and systemic treatment in elderly patient with long term course of metastatic breast cancer- case report

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 8, No 2 (2012)

Article type

Case report

Pages

67-70

Published online

2012-06-27

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2012;8(2):67-70.

Authors

Anna Skrzypczyk
Iwona Głogowska

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