TURKISH JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY 2019 , Vol 34 , Num 2
Simultaneous Occult Breast Cancer and Rectum Cancer: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
Özlem AYNACI1,Burcu KEMAL OKATAN2,Ahmet Yaşar ZENGİN1,Lasif SERDAR1
1Department of Radiation Oncology, Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon-Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Kanuni Training and Research Hospital, Trabzon-Turkey
DOI : 10.5505/tjo.2019.1760

Summary

Occult breast cancer (OBC) and rectum cancer in the same patient is a rare event. Multiple primary tumors are being frequently reported in recent years owing to better screening programs, diagnostic procedures, and prolonged life span. In the case of a new cancer diagnosis, staging examinations are performed to evaluate the extent of disease, and sometimes a primary tumor is localized in cases where the metastatic area is a sign of malignancy. Adequate investigations, such as immunohistochemistry, must be performed in order to rule out metastasis of each other. We report the case of one patient diagnosed with OBC and rectum cancer synchronously in this case report.