Length of hormonal treatment for metastatic?

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Question from Grannylor: I have metastatic breast cancer to the bone and am being treated with Femara daily and monthly Zometa. How long will this treatment be necessary?
Answers - Sandra F. Schnall, M.D. More than likely, treatment will be indefinite. Unfortunately, once there's metastatic disease, it's less likely curable. So as long as the Femara in combination with the Zometa is controlling the disease, I would likely recommend continuance until evidence of progression.

The Ask-the-Expert Online Conference called Hormonal Therapy Updates featured Sandra Schnall, M.D. and Marisa Weiss, M.D. answering your questions about hormonal therapies and answered questions about which ones work best in different situations, how they might fit into your treatment sequence, how to deal with side effects, and more.

Editor's Note: This conference took place in April 2004.

The materials presented in these conferences do not necessarily reflect the views of Breastcancer.org. A qualified healthcare professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product or regimen discussed. All readers should verify all information and data before employing any therapies described here.

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