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Leptomeningeal Carcinomatosis: ‘A Catastrophic Complication of Breast Cancer’

In In The News by Barbara Jacoby

By: Kate M. O’Rourke From: Extending the lifespans of patients with breast cancer with novel therapeutic interventions comes with a downside: It has made patients more susceptible to leptomeningeal carcinomatosis (LC), an increasingly prevalent secondary disease. Estimated to occur in up to 16% of patients with breast cancer, LC carries severe consequences. “Leptomeningeal metastases are a catastrophic complication of …