Improvement of clinical symptoms by UFT and TAM and a case of bone metastasis from breast carcinoma during pregnancy
Gan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
T MorimotoS Sakai
At age 35, the patient was diagnosed with left breast carcinoma (T4bN0M0, Stage IIIb) during her first pregnancy, and underwent mastectomy of the left breast and bilateral oophorectomy. Although CPA was administered as adjuvant chemotherapy after the operation, left pelvic pain developed about a year after the operation, and bone metastasis was detected from the imaging diagnosis. Then, the therapy was switched to UFT (600 mg/day) and tamoxifen (20 mg/day), which markedly relieved the pain along with bone scintiscan (NC) and simple X-P (NC). Five years have passed since the operation, and the progress is excellent. There is neither increase of pain nor adverse reactions to drugs. Furthermore, the patient received breast reconstruction operation at her strong insistence in the third year after operation, and has achieved a high quality of life (QOL).