Primary pulmonary cancer colliding with metastatic breast carcinoma: Hitherto unreported cases of cancer-to-cancer metastasis focusing on clinical implications

Federico Piacentini, Giulio Rossi, Christian Casali, Annamaria Cadioli, Elena Barbieri, Valentina Guarneri

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Abstract

Lung is one of the main sites of metastatic tumors, but collision neoplasms consisting of a primary lung cancer and metastatic breast carcinoma have never been so far reported. We describe here 2 cases of primary non-small cell lung cancers (squamous cell and adenocarcinoma, respectively) colliding with metastatic breast carcinomas (ductal and lobular carcinomas, respectively). Clinico-pathologic features characterizing this challenging diagnosis and the important therapeutic implications are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)145-148
Number of pages4
JournalLung Cancer
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2011

Keywords

  • Breast
  • Cancer
  • Collision
  • Lung

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cancer Research

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