People with breast cancer that has spread to other parts of their body are living longer. That is a fact and it’s a big advancement. And the quality of life for people with metastatic breast cancer has also improved. If you have hormone receptor-positive breast cancer, which means it needs hormones to grow, then there are several options available for treatment, which usually begins with hormone medicines.
Dr. Erica Mayer, a medical oncologist at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, says clinical trials have shown that hormone medicines are more effective when paired with targeted therapies. At some point, chemotherapy will be introduced. And according to Dr. Mayer, it’s delivered at a dose and schedule that’s as well-tolerated as possible.Read More