DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20211317

Synchronous breast and colon cancer in a young female: a single stage surgery

Mohammed Ayed Abushwemeh, Nusrat Jabeen, Asma Al Qaseer, Mohamed Isa, Amal Al Rayes, Raed Al Marzooq

Abstract


Synchronous breast and colon cancers are rare, particularly in the absence of family history. Synchronous tumors should always be kept in mind during the staging workup for the primary malignancy. There are no definitive guidelines for the management of synchronous tumors, thus the involvement of tumour board multidisciplinary team is essential. We present a case of a young female patient who was diagnosed with synchronous breast and colon cancer. A handful of synchronous breast and colon cancer cases have been reported and operated at intervals, but up to our knowledge this is the first case operated simultaneously in a single stage surgery.  

 


Keywords


Synchronous cancer, Second primary cancer, Colorectal cancer, Breast

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