Breast Cancer pp 257-266 | Cite as

Endocrine Therapy of Advanced Breast Cancer

  • H. J. Tagnon
Part of the UICC International Union Against Cancer book series (1360)


Local recurrence of breast cancer is usually treated with radiotherapy, or the recurrence may be removed surgically. Distant metastases require systemic treatment although metastatic localization in weight-bearing bones, painful localized lesions, and brain metastases are indications for radiotherapy with or without systemic modalities.


Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis Premenopausal Woman Advanced Breast Cancer Megestrol Acetate 
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