Breast Cancer, Metastatic or Recurrent - Medications
Metastatic or recurrent breast cancer is treated with a variety of medicines,
including chemotherapy and hormone therapy.
Chemotherapy. Medicines may be given by themselves, or in some cases, in a combination. Medicines may also be combined with trastuzumab or lapatinib for HER2-positive cancer. Commonly used medicines include:
Opiate pain relievers are the most common medicines used to treat cancer pain. If your doctor isn't able to help you get relief from your pain, ask to see a pain specialist. Cancer pain can be complicated and may require a doctor who has had specialized training.