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Breast cancer and neutropenic sepsis: Breast cancer and neutropenic sepsis Expert commentary Anne Rigg Expert commentary Anne Rigg 

Breast cancer and neutropenic sepsis: Breast cancer and neutropenic sepsis Expert commentary Anne Rigg Expert commentary Anne Rigg
Chapter:
Breast cancer and neutropenic sepsis: Expert commentary Anne Rigg
Source:
Challenging Concepts in Oncology
Author(s):

Gargi Patel

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199688883.003.0001

Treatment of breast cancer in the adjuvant setting to reduce the risk of recurrence of breast cancer takes into consideration prognostic factors, the risks of relapse, and the role of biological, hormonal, and cytotoxic therapies, as well as radiotherapy. This case presents a scenario when a patient has declined the recommended adjuvant strategy, subsequently presenting with complications arising from metastatic breast cancer and from chemotherapy treatment for this disease, including neutropenic sepsis. The role of bisphosphonates in metastatic bone disease, the management of neutropenic sepsis, and adjuvant hormonal treatments for pre-, peri-, and post-menopausal women and familial breast cancer are discussed.

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