Endocrine Treatment of Breast Cancer - A Review

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Abid Jamil
Perwez Khan
Muhammad Ali Khan


Although complete cure is still not possible in advnced breast cancer, endocrine manipulation can lead to a longer overall survival in 30 - 40% patients. In comparison to cytotoxic therapy, complicance and quality of life is much better with endocrine treatment. It has an added advantage that if the disease becomes resistant to one group of drugs, it may still respond to another group of endocrine agents. As a general rule, only one agent is used at a time and the drug is changed only if the disease is advancing, not if it is static.

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Jamil A, Khan P, Khan MA. Endocrine Treatment of Breast Cancer - A Review. J Postgrad Med Inst [Internet]. 2011 Sep. 5 [cited 2023 Mar. 25];10(2). Available from: https://www.jpmi.org.pk/index.php/jpmi/article/view/534
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