Fast Five Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of Systemic Treatment for Metastatic Breast Cancer

Winston W. Tan, MD


January 25, 2022

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women, with approximately 2.3 million affected each year worldwide, and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among women. An estimated 685,000 women died from breast cancer in 2020, representing approximately 15% of all cancer deaths among women. Although the highest rates of breast cancer are seen among women in more developed areas, the incidence of breast cancer is increasing in nearly every region globally, and 6% of breast cancer patients have metastatic disease at presentation. Although treatments for metastatic breast cancer continue to improve, it remains virtually incurable.

In general, recurrent or metastatic breast cancer must be approached systemically so that the therapeutic effect reaches all sites of disease. This may include hormone therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, or a combination of these.

How much do you know about systemic treatment for metastatic breast cancer? Test your knowledge with this short quiz.


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