A Randomized Phase III Trial of the Value of Early Local Therapy for the Intact Primary Tumor in Patients with Metastatic Breast Cancer
RATIONALE: Early surgery may have fewer side effects and improve recovery. Palliative
surgery or radiation therapy may help patients with advanced breast cancer live more
comfortably. It is not yet known whether early surgery is more effective than palliative
therapy for advanced breast cancer.
PURPOSE: This randomized phase III trial is studying early surgery to see how well it works
compared to standard palliative therapy in treating patients with stage IV breast cancer.
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