Management of Bone Metastases From Breast Cancer in Upper and Lower Body at the Same Time: A Case Report

Gian Franco Ciaglia, Antonia Martino, Khadija Sayad, Claudio Scoglio, Donato Pezzulla, Salvatore Cappabianca

Abstract


Breast cancer is by far the most common cancer in women, and it has the highest incidence rates in western Europe. At breast cancer diagnosis, approximately 5-6% of women present with distant spread with bone, representing the most common site of metastatic lesions. More than half of the women, who present with metastatic breast cancer at the primary diagnosis, will develop bone metastases. We report a clinical case of a 75-year-old woman, with a history of breast cancer who undergone surgery 7 years ago, presenting bone metastases in different areas. We tried to determinate the major areas of pain and then to quantify it with a one-dimensional scale. After that, we analyzed the images of the previous instrumental exams and the centering CT in order to compare them with what the patient reported and then to decide what we should have targeted first. The aim of our work was to try finding a methodology in order to determinate the priority in the selecting of the area to treat to apply in this kind of patients.




World J Oncol. 2016;7(2-3):57-58
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.14740/wjon966e

Keywords


Metastases; Breast cancer; Multiple sites; Radiotherapy; Palliation

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