A Case of Endocrine Therapy On refractory ER-Positive Metastatic Ovarian Cancer to Axillary lymph-node - Is there a role?


  • Sim Lin Kiat Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences, Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, Malaysia https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2466-8721
  • Norlia Abdullah Department of Surgery, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre, Malaysia


Ovarian Ca, ER, PR, Endocrine therapy, hormonal therapy, aromatase inhibitor, metastatic ovarian ca, metastatic breast ca, breast endocrine


Ovarian carcinoma is the leading cause of death in gynaecological malignancy. It is important to differentiate between metastatic ovarian cancer to the axillary lymph-nodes with metastatic breast cancer to the axillary lymph-nodes as each treatment differs. We started endocrine therapy on a 58-year-old lady with ER-positive metastatic ovarian cancer to the axillary lymph-node as the wound was refractory to chemoradiation therapies. Endocrine therapy is easy to administer and has a low toxicity profile with reasonably good outcome. It should be considered in patients who are refractory to chemotherapy, non-tolerable and in palliative cases.   


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Lin Kiat S, Norlia Abdullah. A Case of Endocrine Therapy On refractory ER-Positive Metastatic Ovarian Cancer to Axillary lymph-node - Is there a role?. J. Med. Glob. [Internet]. 2022 Sep. 20 [cited 2024 Feb. 28];1(2):107-9. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/JMedGlob/article/view/257534