Patients with mutation had a significantly shorter median overall survival The prevalence of these mutations and their potential impact on clinical outcomes has not been established. The study enrolled postmenopausal women with a diagnosis of MBC and prior exposure to an aromatase inhibitor. Baseline plasma samples were available from of patients
This article has been cited by other articles in PMC. Abstract Introduction Breast lymphoma, either as a manifestation of primary extranodal disease or as secondary involvement, is a rare malignancy, and its diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment have not been clearly defined.
On the other hand, Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy VABB is a minimally invasive technique with ever-growing use for the diagnosis of mammographically detected, non-palpable breast lesions.
She had a positive family history for breast cancer and a history of atypical ductal hyperplasia in the ipsilateral breast four years ago.
She reported having been treated for non-Hodgkin lymphoma 12 years ago. With the suspicion of breast cancer, mammographically guided VABB with gauge probe on the stereotactic Fisher's table was performed. Conclusion This is the first case in the literature demonstrating the successful diagnosis of breast lymphoma by VABB, irrespectively of the level of clinical suspicion.
In general, lymphoma should never be omitted in the differential diagnosis, since no pathognomonic radiologic findings exist for its diagnosis.
Introduction Breast lymphoma, either as a manifestation of primary extranodal disease [ 12 ] or as secondary involvement [ 34 ], is a rare malignancy and its diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment have not been clearly defined. Relatively small groups of patients are reported in the literature.
The reported incidence of primary breast lymphoma ranges from 0. Secondary breast lymphoma is less well studied than primary lymphoma in the literature and it is also rare, with a reported incidence of 0. Vacuum-assisted breast biopsy VABB is a minimally invasive technique with ever-growing use for the diagnosis of mammographically detected, non-palpable breast lesions.
The sensitivity, specificity and fast performance of the method have contributed to its gradual establishment in the biopsy of suspicious breast lesions [ 6 ]. VABB is effective in the assessment of breast lesions both with and without microcalcifications [ 6 ].
Exhibiting a very low rate of false negative results and capable of excising a great amount of tissue, VABB has been proven to have superior sensitivity than fine needle aspiration and core biopsy in breast cancer diagnosis [ 78 ].
We present the first case in the literature of a secondary breast lymphoma diagnosed by VABB, despite the absence of strong clinical suspicion. Case presentation A year-old woman came to our Breast Unit for her annual follow-up.
A newly developed, non-palpable solid lesion of diameter equal to 0. The lesion did not contain microcalcifications, and axillary lymph nodes of small size were detected on the mammogram.
The ultrasound examination was negative. From the personal history, 12 years ago, a low-grade, stage I, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma confined to the lymph nodes of the neck was diagnosed and treated with radiation therapy.
The patient was symptom-free, and able to function normally in her everyday life. The woman had risk factors for breast cancer: Her BMI was equal to 25, and she was a housewife.
The age at menarche was 15 years old and the age at drug-induced menopause was 44 years. The patient has had two induced abortions and three full-term pregnancies. The duration of lactation for all three full-term pregnancies was 15 months.
There was no family history for ovarian and prostate cancer.
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There was no history of intake of estrogen. Lymphoma was not suspected at presentation. The length of the cores varied between 0.
A clip marker was placed after biopsy and a mammogram to the affected breast confirmed the excision of cores in the lesion.Key points. % of breast cancer patients develop arm lymphedema within three years, but BCRL is a lifetime risk. Node removal, radiation, surgery, chemotherapy, seroma and cording are important, additive risk factors.
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Types of Cancer. Breast Cancer – Everything you need to know about the causes, treatments, and prevention. Dec 12, · Keywords: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, secondary cancer, breast cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, cancer survivorship Introduction Hodgkin’s lymphoma (HL), which predominantly occurs in young and middle-aged individuals, is one of the most curable malignant diseases in adults.