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Published online: 2014-12-12
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Hormonal therapy in metastatic breast cancer — a case study

Dorota Nowak

open access

Vol 10, Supp. F (2014)
suplement
Published online: 2014-12-12

Abstract

Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is the most common subtype of breast cancer in all the stages of advancement. Hormone therapy, as one of the elements of breast cancer therapy, considerably influences this type of cancer patients’ future. The case described below is an example of treatment of a patient with hormone receptor-positive cancer when hormone medicines with different mechanisms of action were used at each stage of treatment. These medicines while preserving patients quality of life improve time to progression and overall survival.

Abstract

Hormone receptor-positive breast cancer is the most common subtype of breast cancer in all the stages of advancement. Hormone therapy, as one of the elements of breast cancer therapy, considerably influences this type of cancer patients’ future. The case described below is an example of treatment of a patient with hormone receptor-positive cancer when hormone medicines with different mechanisms of action were used at each stage of treatment. These medicines while preserving patients quality of life improve time to progression and overall survival.

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Keywords

Hormone receptor- positive breast cancer, hormonal therapy, metastatic breast cancer

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Title

Hormonal therapy in metastatic breast cancer — a case study

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 10, Supp. F (2014)

Pages

1-4

Published online

2014-12-12

Keywords

Hormone receptor- positive breast cancer
hormonal therapy
metastatic breast cancer

Authors

Dorota Nowak

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