page contents "The Insider's Guide to Metastatic Breast Cancer" Table of Contents


1. Disclaimer

2. Introduction

3. About the Author

4. Overview and Suggestions

5. Helpful Hints and Facts

6. Types of Breast Cancer and Related Tests

7. Hormone Receptor Positive/HER2 Negative MBC & Related Therapies

8. HER2 Positive/Hormone Receptor Negative MBC & Related Therapies

9. Triple Negative (TNBC) MBC & Related Therapies

10. Hormone Receptor Positive/HER2 Positive MBC & Related Therapies

11. Male MBC

12. Approved Therapies for Patients with BRCA Mutations

13. Approved Therapies Based Upon Tumor Characteristics

14. Biosimilars

15. Oligometastases

16. Conditional Survival

17. Tests for Breast Cancer Spread (Metastasis and Progression)

18. The Microenvironment

19. Personalized Medicine

20. MBC Conventional Therapies Overview

  • Chemotherapy

  • Hormonal Therapy

  • Targeted Therapy

21. Chemotherapy Resistance

22. Clinical Trials Overview

23. Access to Unapproved Medications in the US

24. Tumor Biopsy for New Metastatic Sites

25. Bone Metastasis

26. Bone Marrow Metastasis

27. Liver Metastasis

28. Lung Metastasis

29. Brain Metastasis

30. Leptomeningeal Metastasis

31. Abdominal, Peritoneal, Omentum, and Ovarian Metastasis

32. Ocular Metastasis

33. Skin (Cutaneous) Metastasis and Ulcerating Breast Tumors

34. Research and Potentially Helpful Therapies for All Categories of MBC, and also for Patients with:

  • Hormone Receptor Positive MBC

  • HER2 Negative MBC

  • Triple Negative MBC

  • Triple Positive MBC

  • BRCA Mutations

  • Other Tumor Mutations and Biomarkers

35. Therapies for Pain and Neuropathy

36. Therapies to Ease Depression and Anxiety

37. Therapies to Reduce Fatigue and Insomnia

38. Therapies to Reduce Nausea

39. Therapies to Increase Appetite

40. Therapies to Increase Bone Marrow Production and Blood Counts

41. Therapies for Constipation

42. Therapies for Diarrhea

43. Therapies for Hand Foot Syndrome

44. Therapies for Leg or Foot Cramps

45. Therapies for Liver Support

46. Therapies for Mouth Sores     

47. Therapies for Osteonecrosis of the Jaw (ONJ)

48. Therapies for Radiated Skin

49. Palliative Care

50. Hospice Care

51. Other References

52. Short Story

53. Glossary

54. Bibliography


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