J Breast Cancer 2021 Oct;24(5):481-490
Department of Surgery 1, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan.
Locally advanced breast cancer (tumor > 5 cm, widespread infiltration of the skin and muscle, or metastases to lymph nodes) is difficult to resect by surgery, and even when it is resectable, there is a high probability of local recurrence and distant metastasis. Therefore, systemic therapy should be administered first. However, as cutaneous infiltration progresses, the patient's quality of life is impaired by pain, bleeding, presence of exudates, and a foul-smelling odor. Read More