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Oral Breast Cancer Therapies: Issues With Adherence

  1. Which of the following patients is most likely to adhere to her oral tamoxifen regimen?
    A woman at high risk for disease who is receiving preventive therapy
    A woman who is receiving adjuvant therapy
    A woman who is being treated for metastatic disease
  2. A 61-year-old woman with hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer metastatic to her liver was prescribed oral capecitabine 1500 mg twice a day after she progressed on several hormonal regimens. Three months later, her CT scan shows that her largest liver lesions increased from 2 to 4 cm in size, but she is feeling well. Which of the following should be your first step?
    Add a targeted therapy to her regimen
    Augment the dose for capecitabine
    Discontinue capecitabine
    Inquire as to when she takes capecitabine