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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 87-93

Management of solitary and multiple brain metastases from breast cancer


1 Department of Radiation Oncology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, Shreveport, Louisiana 71130, USA
2 Department of Radiation Oncology, Louisiana State University School of Medicine; Willis-Knighton Health System, Shreveport, Louisiana 71103, USA
3 Summa Health System/Northeast Ohio Medical University, Akron, Ohio 44304, USA
4 Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA

Correspondence Address:
Minesh P Mehta
Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Maryland, 22 Greene Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201
USA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0971-5851.158835

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As local and systemic control of breast cancer improves, metastasis to the brain remains a common event requiring a specialized management approach. Women diagnosed with breast cancer who develop brain metastases have superior overall survival compared to patients with other forms of metastatic carcinoma. This article summarizes some of the unique aspects of care for patients with breast cancer metastases to the brain.


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