Male breast cancer and mantle cell lymphoma in a single patient: A case report and literature review
Absract Rationale: Although still relatively rare, multiple primary malignant neoplasms (MPMNs) have been increasingly reported in recent years. Patient concerns and diagnoses: A 65-year-old man was referred to our hospital for a painless, incidental left axillary lump. Ultrasound showed enlarged left axillary lymph nodes. An excisional biopsy was conducted on 3 lymph nodes. The pathological diagnosis was determined to be metastatic adenocarcinoma and mantle cell lymphoma (MCL) in the lymph nodes. Further physical examination of the patient yielded a 1.5-cm hard, left subareolar mass. Interventions and outcomes: The patient underwent modified radical mastectomy. The diagnosis was grade II invasive ductal carcinoma (stage IIA). The axillary lymph node showed MCL (stage I, group A), but not metastatic ductal carcinoma. The patient received chemotherapy, including 6 courses of CHOP (A chemotherapy protocol consists of cyclophosphamide 1.2 g day 1, doxorubicin 80 mg day 1, vindesine 4 mg day1, and prednisone 90 mg from day 1 to 5) for lymphoma and breast cancer. The patient was also administered endocrine therapy. After a 54-month follow-up, the patient was well with no evidence of disease. Lessons: MPMNs are easily misdiagnosed as a primary and metastatic tumor, leading to delayed or erroneous treatment. Male breast cancer in a patient with MCL is rare. Early diagnosis and proper therapy are necessary for an optimal prognosis. Further studies are required to ...
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Authors: Copur MS, Wurdeman JM, Nelson D, Ramaekers R, Gauchan D, Crockett D Abstract Solid tumors involving glandular organs express mucin glycoprotein which is eventually shed into the circulation. As aresult these proteins can easily be measured in the serum and be used as potential tumor markers. The most commonly used tumor markers for breast cancer are CA 27-29 and CA 15-3, which both measure the glycoprotein product of the mucin-1 (MUC1) gene. CA 27-29 has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for monitoring disease activity in breast cancer patients. Most oncology clinical practice guidelines...
CONCLUSIONS: Radical radiotherapy is effective and well-tolerated in NSCLC patients with postoperative locoregional recurrence. High BED is a predictor for long LRFS, and the presence of wild-type EGFR is a predictor for long DMFS. PMID: 29228994 [PubMed - in process]
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Authors: Omi Y, Horiuchi K, Haniu K, Tokura M, Nagai E, Isozaki O, Nagashima Y, Okamoto T Abstract Primary hyperparathyroidism is the most common hormonal manifestation associated with multiple endocrine neoplasia 1 (MEN1). It is generally caused by parathyroid hyperplasia, and parathyroid carcinoma is rare. Here, we report a case of MEN1 with parathyroid carcinoma in two parathyroid glands causing primary hyperparathyroidism. A 40-year-old man with primary hyperparathyroidism due to MEN1 underwent a total parathyroidectomy. His corrected calcium and intact PTH (i-PTH) serum levels were 10.8 mg/dL and 203 pg/mL, re...
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