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Indian Journal of Surgery

, Volume 81, Issue 5, pp 507–508 | Cite as

Bilateral Fungating Metastatic Breast Cancer: Case Report

  • Sherif MonibEmail author
  • Edward Renaudon-Smith
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Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common cancer among females; while incidence of breast cancer increase with age, yet screening programs in most countries stop inviting patients beyond the age of 70 years. In spite all the efforts and resources geared for early detection of breast cancer, fungating locally advanced breast cancer remains a clinical challenge with the majority of patients either have metastatic disease at presentation or develop distant metastases despite appropriate therapy, leading to poor outcome. We are presenting a case of a patient who presented with locally advanced, fungating, metastatic breast cancer in spite of a very efficient screening program.

Keywords

Breast screening Breast cancer Locally advanced breast cancer Metastatic breast cancer 

Notes

Authors’ Contributions

SM, ES were responsible for ongoing patient’s care, data collection, research, and drafting the manuscript.

Compliance with Ethical Standards

Patient Consent for Publication

Patient consent for publication was obtained.

Competing Interests

The authors declare that they have no competing interests.

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© Association of Surgeons of India 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Breast Unit, St Albans city HospitalWest Hertfordshire TrustSt AlbansUK
  2. 2.West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustWatfordUK
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryWest Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS TrustWatfordUK

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