Detection of bone metastases in routine follow-up after treatment for primary breast cancer.

@article{Sato2003DetectionOB,
  title={Detection of bone metastases in routine follow-up after treatment for primary breast cancer.},
  author={Nobuaki Sato and Masato Hino and Muneaki Sano},
  journal={Breast cancer},
  year={2003},
  volume={10 4},
  pages={335-40}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES The effect of follow-up after primary treatment for breast cancer on overall survival remains highly questionable, and controversy still exists regarding the benefits of regular follow-up. We therefore attempted to assess the role of intensive follow-up in patients with bone metastases. METHODS We analyzed the survival of 87 breast cancer patients who relapsed first in bone diagnosed either with or without symptoms, from 1985 to 1998. Overall survival (OS) was the… CONTINUE READING