Metachronous bilateral breast cancer diagnosed with primary breast lymphoma and mucinous carcinoma: The first case in the literature

ŞİMŞEK M., Aykas F., Yildirim A. O.

Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics, vol.18, no.3, pp.846-848, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4103/jcrt.jcrt_1008_20
  • Journal Name: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.846-848
  • Keywords: Breast cancer, chemotherapy, lymphoma
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics.Introduction: Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and 2-11% of the cases are bilateral. Bilateral breast cancer frequently emerges as a second primary cancer. Lymphoma and mucinous carcinoma of breast are very rare. Here we present a case, of bilateral breast cancer with metachronous lymphoma and mucinous carcinoma. Case History: 57-year old female had received chemotherapy and radiotherapy for stage IA Diffuse Large B Cell Lymphoma (DLBCL) located in right breast. At 14th month of her breast DLBCL diagnosis, a diagnosis of mucinous carcinoma was determined in her left breast. After surgery, adjuvant anastrozole was initiated. The patient is still in follow-up with remission at her sixth year of DLBCL diagnosis and fifth year of mucinous carcinoma diagnosis. Conclusions: The evaluation of unilateral breast cancer patients in terms of bilateral breast cancer occurrence risk has become important.