Multiple primary synchronous malignant tumors

Alberto Testori, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Francesco Bini, Adriano Vaghi, Alessandro A. Lemos, Michele M. Ciulla, Marco Alloisio

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Background: Patients with primary multiple malignancies are progressively increasing due to prolonged survival of cancer patients and to the advances in diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options. Case presentation: Here we present a 66 year-old caucasian patient with four synchronous primary malignant tumors affecting the lung, oropharynx, large bowel and prostate gland, respectively, treated with multidisciplinary approach. Conclusions: The increased incidence of multiple malignant tumors is a real challenge to the clinician and clinical attention should be made to avoid a misdiagnosis. In addition an early diagnosis is essential to achieve a radical treatment. We believe that the treatment modality should be carefully made and tailored on the individual patient suffering from this disease.

Original languageEnglish
Article number730
JournalBMC Research Notes
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 27 2015


  • Metachronous tumors
  • Multiple primary malignancies
  • Synchronous tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)


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