Rebecca Jaslow MD
Rebecca Jaslow, MD, is a board certified medical oncologist at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. She is also an assistant professor of medicine at Jefferson’s Sydney Kimmel Medical College. Dr. Jaslow’s clinical and research interests include breast, gynecologic, cervical, and ovarian cancers. Her clinical focus is on the treatment of breast cancer.
Chemotherapy, or chemo, is a type of medicine that travels through the bloodstream to destroy rapidly dividing cells, including cancer cells. Since it’s delivered to the entire body, chemo can kill cancer cells that may have broken away from a tumor. Chemo can be given by infusion into a vein (intravenously), as an injection into a muscle, or orally as a pill.
De novo metastatic breast cancer
If you’ve never had breast cancer in the past and your first diagnosis is stage IV, you have de novo metastatic breast cancer. De novo metastatic breast cancer is a rare form of breast cancer that has already traveled to distant areas of the body by the time it is first diagnosed