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Breast cancer local recurrence under the form of inflammatory carcinoma, treated with concurrent radiation and chemotherapy, a case report

Isabel Reis, Helena Pereira, Isabel Azevedo, João Conde, Isabel Bravo, Rogéria Craveiro, Deolinda Pereira
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2013.09.004
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(1):65-68.

open access

Vol 19, No 1 (2014)
Published online: 2014-01-01
Submitted: 2013-06-14

Abstract

The authors present a case report of a patient with breast cancer diagnosed in 2005, treated with conservative surgery, adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, followed by hormonal therapy until 2010, who relapsed under the form of inflammatory breast cancer in 2011. After tumor progression detected during primary systemic therapy, a concurrent radiation and radiosensitizing chemotherapy were proposed. There was a significant clinical response to this treatment, enabling curative chance with total mastectomy. The histological examination of the breast and regional lymph nodes revealed a complete response, since there was no evidence of residual tumor.

There are few reports concerning concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer, but it could be a suitable “loco regional rescue therapy” to further reduce tumor progression and allow curative surgery. Study of this treatment strategy in randomized clinical trials is warranted.

Abstract

The authors present a case report of a patient with breast cancer diagnosed in 2005, treated with conservative surgery, adjuvant chemotherapy and radiotherapy, followed by hormonal therapy until 2010, who relapsed under the form of inflammatory breast cancer in 2011. After tumor progression detected during primary systemic therapy, a concurrent radiation and radiosensitizing chemotherapy were proposed. There was a significant clinical response to this treatment, enabling curative chance with total mastectomy. The histological examination of the breast and regional lymph nodes revealed a complete response, since there was no evidence of residual tumor.

There are few reports concerning concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy in locally advanced breast cancer, but it could be a suitable “loco regional rescue therapy” to further reduce tumor progression and allow curative surgery. Study of this treatment strategy in randomized clinical trials is warranted.

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Keywords

Locally advanced breast cancer; Concurrent radiation and chemotherapy; Reirradiation

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Title

Breast cancer local recurrence under the form of inflammatory carcinoma, treated with concurrent radiation and chemotherapy, a case report

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 19, No 1 (2014)

Pages

65-68

Published online

2014-01-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2013.09.004

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2014;19(1):65-68.

Keywords

Locally advanced breast cancer
Concurrent radiation and chemotherapy
Reirradiation

Authors

Isabel Reis
Helena Pereira
Isabel Azevedo
João Conde
Isabel Bravo
Rogéria Craveiro
Deolinda Pereira

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