A prospective evaluation of the durability of palliative interventions for patients with metastatic breast cancer Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Palliative Care

abstract

  • Palliative interventions for symptoms of MBC are safe and provide symptom control for the duration of life in 70% of patients. Definitive surgical treatment of neurologic or musculoskeletal symptoms provided the most durable palliation; interventions for other symptoms frequently require subsequent procedures. The longer median survival for patients with MBC highlights the need to optimize symptom control to maintain quality of life.

publication date

  • July 15, 2010

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4465203

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.25034

PubMed ID

  • 20564060

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 3338

end page

  • 47

volume

  • 116

number

  • 14