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Hiroyuki Takayanagi, Ryosuke Hayami, Michiko Tsuneizumi, Kazuhiko Nakagami
In this study, we report the rare case of an elderly woman who developed thrombophlebitis after being treated with tamoxifen for breast cancer. She visited our department with a lump in her left breast. She underwent core needle biopsy, and she was diagnosed with breast cancer (invasive ductal carcinoma, ER- and PgR-positive, HER2-negative). We chose hormonal therapy because surgical treatment was deemed too invasive considering her general status. She was administered tamoxifen (20 mg/day) instead of an aromatase inhibitor in consideration of her osteoporosis...
October 2015: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
L Rebegea, D Firescu, M Dumitru, R Anghel
BACKGROUND: The arm lymphedema is reported as being the most frequent late reaction and complication that influences breast cancer patients'€™ quality of life after lymph node dissection and radiotherapy. The aim of the study is to identify the risk factors in arm lymphedema occurrence in breast cancer patients who performed radical conservatory surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We analysed 305 breast cancer patients who underwent treatment in the "Sf...
January 2015: Chirurgia
John F R Robertson, C Kent Osborne, Anthony Howell, Stephen E Jones, Louis Mauriac, Matthew Ellis, Ulrich R Kleeberg, Steven E Come, Ignace Vergote, Stan Gertler, Aman Buzdar, Alan Webster, Charles Morris
BACKGROUND: Fulvestrant (ICI 182,780) is a new type of estrogen receptor (ER) antagonist that down-regulates the ER and has no known agonist effects. The authors report the prospectively planned combined analysis of data from 2 Phase III trials comparing fulvestrant 250 mg monthly (n=428) and anastrozole 1 mg daily (n=423) in postmenopausal women with advanced breast carcinoma (ABC) who previously had progressed after receiving endocrine treatment. METHODS: The primary endpoint was time to progression (TTP)...
July 15, 2003: Cancer
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