Treatment of metastatic breast cancer: present and future prospects.

@article{Hayes1995TreatmentOM,
  title={Treatment of metastatic breast cancer: present and future prospects.},
  author={Daniel F. Hayes and Isaac Craig Henderson and Charles L. Shapiro},
  journal={Seminars in oncology},
  year={1995},
  volume={22 2 Suppl 5},
  pages={
          5-19; discussion 19-21
        }
}
Patients with recurrent breast cancer can be divided into three categories: those with locoregional recurrence, those with distant nonvisceral recurrence, and those with visceral recurrence. Survival from time of first relapse is clearly dependent on these categories. Selection of therapeutic modality should be based on considerations of site recurrence, symptomatology, anticipated response to therapy, and expected toxicities related to the therapy. Chemotherapy is appropriate for patients who… CONTINUE READING

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