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October 24, 2014 8:30 PM

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Oct. 13 was National Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day. An estimated 170,000 Americans are currently living with metastatic breast cancer, and about 40,000 people die of this disease annually in the U.S. About 5% to 10% of patients initially present with metastases; however, most patients with metastatic disease have a recurrence of early-stage breast cancer.

The median survival for metastatic breast cancer is approximately 18 to 24 months, but can vary from a few months to many years depending on the type of breast cancer. Treatment of advanced breast cancer is lifelong. The goals of therapy are to maintain quality of life, delay disease progression, an...

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