A Rare Case of Synchronous Cervical and Breast Carcinoma
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Multiple primary neoplasms occurring in the same individual are generally related to common or related etiological factors . In women, there are reports of common occurrence of breast cancer with ovarian cancer, endometrial cancer, soft tissue tumors, salivary gland tumors, and lung cancers , but the synchronous occurrence of breast cancer with cervical cancer is a rare event, probably because of the contrasting predisposing factors . In the current environment of increasing use of PET-CT, the number of diagnosed synchronous cancers is increasing and present diagnostic as well as therapeutic challenges. Here, we present a case of a patient who presented with synchronous cervical and breast cancer.
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