The role of surgery in metastatic breast cancer.

@article{Ruiterkamp2011TheRO,
  title={The role of surgery in metastatic breast cancer.},
  author={Jetske Ruiterkamp and Miranda F. Ernst},
  journal={European journal of cancer},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 Suppl 3},
  pages={S6-22}
}
Some of the patients who present with breast cancer already have distant metastatic disease. According to recent literature, these patients may benefit from resection of the breast tumour. One explanation for the effect of this resection is that reducing the tumour load influences metastatic growth. Results of future randomised controlled trials should indicate whether surgery of the breast tumour truly improves survival. Selected patients could even benefit from metastasectomy of liver and… CONTINUE READING

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