Late breast cancer recurrence to the uterine cervix with a review of the literature

Natalina Manci, Claudia Marchetti, Francesca Esposito, Marialida Graziano, Federica Tomao, Maria Pastore, Filippo Bellati, Pierluigi Benedetti Panici

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Abstract

The cervix is a possible site of metastasis from any primary malignancy, but no specific indication on follow-up examination is present. We present an asymptomatic patient with isolated breast cancer cervical recurrence diagnosed by colposcopy after 11 years from primary disease. After a PubMed search and a review of current guidelines, no indication to follow-up examination regarding the cervix is present. The adoption of colposcopy in cancer survivors might be an aid to gynecologists in diagnosing cancer recurrence. Cancer survivors might benefit from a more thorough gynecologic examination as compared with the simple Papanicolaou test.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)113-117
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Gynecological Pathology
Volume27
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • Colposcopy
  • Uterine cervix recurrence

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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