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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer$
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Sara Booth

Print publication date: 2005

Print ISBN-13: 9780198530756

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.001.0001

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The use of bisphosphonates in the management of advanced breast cancer

The use of bisphosphonates in the management of advanced breast cancer

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(p.91) Chapter 8 The use of bisphosphonates in the management of advanced breast cancer
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Palliative Care Consultations in Advanced Breast Cancer
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A. H. G Paterson

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530756.003.0008

This chapter discusses the evidence of the usage of biphosphonates in the palliative care setting. Biphosphonates were used in malignant bone disease during the 1980s, which then resulted in an advance in the management of patients with bone metastases. The chapter first examines the clinical problem of skeletal complications, before moving on to the general principles of management. It also highlights the clinical trials on biphosphonates and their use in breast cancer. Some of the problems caused by biphosphonates are discussed as well.

Keywords:   biphosphonates, malignant bone disease, bone metastases, skeletal complications, principles of management, clinical trials, problems

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