Pulmonary Metastasectomy in Breast Cancer

Mariano García-Yuste, Stephen Cassivi, Cristian Paleru

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Metastatic breast cancer has been defined as a systemic disease. Although resection of pulmonary metastases is a common treatment in other primary malignancies, the role of breast cancer metastasectomy is more contentious. Solitary or fewer numbers of pulmonary metastases and longer disease-free interval are, as in other cancers where pulmonary metastasectomy is performed, significant prognostic factors. For proven pulmonary metastases, the level of evidence for a curative approach is low, but some patients might benefit from a metastasectomy followed by an elective and appropriate complementary oncological treatment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S170-S171
JournalJournal of Thoracic Oncology
Issue number6 SUPPL. 2
StatePublished - Jun 2010


  • Breast cancer
  • Pulmonary metastasectomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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