Breakthroughs in Advanced Hormone-Sensitive Breast Cancer Treatment


Dennis Citrin, MD

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Over the last 20 years, the life expectancy of patients with metastatic breast cancer has virtually tripled. Nearly half of all patients with stage IV breast cancer are living more than five years. And we have new research and treatments to thank for that. 

Most women with advanced breast cancer have been treated in the past for early stage disease and are experiencing a recurrence. Many of these patients don’t realize that treating advanced breast cancer is a lot different than what they experienced their first time around. In fact, some of the newest therapies came out so recently that they might not have even been available when the patient was first receiving treatment.

Revolutionary treatments have increased the life expectancy rates for breast cancer patients. Watch this video for more breast cancer facts.

Medical Reviewer: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS Last Review Date: May 12, 2017

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