J Korean Surg Soc.  2007 Nov;73(5):434-438.

Metastatic Breast Cancer from Cervical Cancer

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  • 1Department of Surgery, Chonbuk National University Medical School, Jeonju, Korea. shjung@chonbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

Metastatic breast cancer from a primary cervical cancer is extremely rare with few cases reported. A diagnosis of breast metastasis can present difficulties due to various clinical, radiological, and histological manifestations. The important factors that suggest an appropriate diagnosis are the history of the cancer, specific mammographic or ultrasonographic findings and a correlation between the histology of the metastatic and primary tumor. Only an accurate diagnosis can avoid an unnecessary mastectomy and is required to institute an appropriate systemic oncological therapy. An metastatic breast cancer has a poor prognosis. We report a case of a 39-year-old woman with primary cervical cancer who developed a breast metastasis with a review of the literature.

Keyword

Metastatic breast cancer; Cervical cancer

MeSH Terms

Adult
Breast Neoplasms*
Breast*
Diagnosis
Female
Humans
Mastectomy
Neoplasm Metastasis
Prognosis
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms*
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