MAP was used in high doses (1 g/die up to a total dose of 45 - 50 g) in 44 cases of advanced mammary carcinoma (IIIrd and IVth stage of the T.N.M. classification), evaluated according to the criteria proposed by CBCG. The excellent tolerance to the drug, even at such high doses, is stressed. Therapeutic responses were best in cases of metastasis in the soft and bony tissues and in cases of pulmonary metastasis. It is pointed out that the effectiveness of the treatment is particularly evident in patients in whom the free interval has exceeded two years and in patients in the menopause for more than five years. In the light of results obtained, the possibility of introducing the drug into the therapeutic strategy of this condition is discussed.
|Translated title of the contribution||The use of medroxyprogesterone acetate in high doses in palliative treatment of advanced mammary carcinoma (clinical experience with 44 cases)|
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1977|
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