What matters most to patients when choosing treatment for secondary breast cancer… and what does the health team think?

from Health Economics Research Unit – Blog at https://bit.ly/2G02QnH on October 26, 2020 at 12:27PM


 
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK. About 1 in 7 females are diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. There are two types of breast cancer: primary and secondary. Primary cancer is when the cancer has not spread outside the breast or glands under the arm. Secondary cancer occurs when cancer has spread from the first (primary) cancer to other parts of the body.
Healthcare professionals will consider many factors when recommending a treatment for secondary breast cancer. Each treatment has advantages and disadvantages which will impact the quality and length of the…