Treatment and care of patients with metastatic breast cancer
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Treatment and care of patients with metastatic breast cancer

Tara Beaumont Clinical nurse specialists in metastatic breast cancer, Breast Cancer Care St James, Sheffield
Maria Leadbeater Clinical nurse specialists in metastatic breast cancer, Breast Cancer Care St James, Sheffield

This article provides an overview of the treatment options available for patients diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. The article focuses on the four common organ sites affected by metastatic breast cancer, including the bone, lungs, liver and brain. The implications for nursing care are addressed, highlighting common side effects of treatment and frequent areas of concern for patients.

Correspondence tara.beaumont@breastcancercare.org.uk

Nursing Standard. 25, 40,49-56. doi: 10.7748/ns2011.06.25.40.49.c8566

Published in print: 08 June 2011

Peer review

This article has been subject to double blind peer review