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Breast cancer recurrence after 15 years from primary treatment in patient cured of Hodgkin lymphoma and colorectal cancer — case report

Sylwia Dębska-Szmich, Magdalena Krakowska, Urszula Czernek, Maja Habib-Lisik, Agnieszka Zięba, Robert Kubiak, Piotr Potemski
Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(5):200-203.

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Vol 9, No 5 (2013)
CASE REPORTS
Published online: 2013-12-03

Abstract

Multiple primary malignancies are rarely diagnosed in one patient. If they occur closely in time (according to some authors if they are diagnosed during one year) they are termed as synchronous tumors. If there is a longer time between their occurrence, they are metachronic and earlier oncological treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) is considered as a probable carcinogen. There is a 6,6% to 9% risk of being diagnosed with second primary malignancy and less than 0,5% — with third or further. We present a case report of a 64-year old woman diagnosed with recurrence of breast cancer disseminated toher bones. At the age of 30 she was treated with radiotherapy of left supraclavicular and axillary lymph nodes due to Hodgkin lymphoma. When she was 49 she had mastectomy and axillary lymphadenectomy because of cancer of the left breast. Ten years later she had a resection of transverse colon because of cancer. Clinical data and data from literature indicate that most likely both breast cancer and colon cancer were sporadic, not related to the previous oncologic treatments.

Abstract

Multiple primary malignancies are rarely diagnosed in one patient. If they occur closely in time (according to some authors if they are diagnosed during one year) they are termed as synchronous tumors. If there is a longer time between their occurrence, they are metachronic and earlier oncological treatment (chemotherapy, radiotherapy) is considered as a probable carcinogen. There is a 6,6% to 9% risk of being diagnosed with second primary malignancy and less than 0,5% — with third or further. We present a case report of a 64-year old woman diagnosed with recurrence of breast cancer disseminated toher bones. At the age of 30 she was treated with radiotherapy of left supraclavicular and axillary lymph nodes due to Hodgkin lymphoma. When she was 49 she had mastectomy and axillary lymphadenectomy because of cancer of the left breast. Ten years later she had a resection of transverse colon because of cancer. Clinical data and data from literature indicate that most likely both breast cancer and colon cancer were sporadic, not related to the previous oncologic treatments.
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Keywords

multiple primary malignancies, secondary malignancy, Hodgkin lymphoma

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Title

Breast cancer recurrence after 15 years from primary treatment in patient cured of Hodgkin lymphoma and colorectal cancer — case report

Journal

Oncology in Clinical Practice

Issue

Vol 9, No 5 (2013)

Article type

Case report

Pages

200-203

Published online

2013-12-03

Bibliographic record

Onkol. Prak. Klin 2013;9(5):200-203.

Keywords

multiple primary malignancies
secondary malignancy
Hodgkin lymphoma

Authors

Sylwia Dębska-Szmich
Magdalena Krakowska
Urszula Czernek
Maja Habib-Lisik
Agnieszka Zięba
Robert Kubiak
Piotr Potemski

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