Author | Yale D. Podnos, MD, MPH

Articles

Surgical Management of Hepatic Breast Cancer Metastases

November 01, 2005

Tremendous gains have been made regarding the treatment of breastcancer. The combination of chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgeryhave vastly improved patient course. Hepatic manifestations ofmetastatic breast cancer are extremely difficult to treat. Traditionally,chemotherapy and hormonal treatment of hepatic metastases of breastcarcinoma have not significantly improved survival. For patients withbreast cancer metastases isolated to the liver, operative treatment isincreasingly being used to prolong life and disease-free intervals. Thisarticle reviews the use of surgery for treatment of isolated breast cancermetastases to the liver.