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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 176-179

Long-term survival in a patient with bilateral metachronous triple negative breast cancer: A case report and literature review

Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria, Nigeria

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Dr. Ismail Hadi Zubairu
Department of Radiotherapy and Oncology, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital Zaria
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ais.ais_19_19

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The incidence of bilateral metachronous breast cancer is rare in our environment. We report the rare case of a 44-year-old woman who has survived for 12 years after she was first diagnosed with stage 3B medullary right breast cancer. She had a positive family history of breast cancer in her paternal grandmother. She was treated with mastectomy and axillary clearance, six cycles of combination chemotherapy and external beam radiotherapy. She was also placed on tamoxifen. She developed a second primary breast cancer in the contralateral breast; triple negative, 10 years after her first diagnosis. She was treated with modified radical mastectomy and six cycles of Docetaxel with excellent response. She completed her chemotherapy about 2 years ago and has been on follow-up with no evidence of loco-regional recurrence.

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