Primary breast lymphoma: An uncommon but curable disease

Primary breast lymphoma: An uncommon but curable disease

Author Pinheiro, Ronald Feitosa Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Colleoni, Gisele Wally Braga Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Baiocchi, Otavio Carvalho Guimarães Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Kerbauy, Fábio Rodrigues Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Claudio, L. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Duarte, Cristiane Seixas Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Bordin, Jose Orlando Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Primary malignant breast lymphoma (PBL) is a rare disease with an incidence of 0.04-0.5% of all malignant breast neoplasms. the majority of cases are B-cell lymphomas and the most common histologic type is diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLCL). in this study, we report our experience with three cases of PBL. the treatment was the same currently indicated for early stage aggressive NHL, i.e. anthracycline based chemotherapy followed by the involved field radiation therapy. Unfortunately, two patients underwent mastectomy to carry out correct diagnosis. the three patients are alive without any evidence of relapse after 24, 67 and 135 months of follow-up. Considering that aggressive NHL is very sensitive to chemotherapy, mastectomy should be avoided to preserve the quality of life of these patients, once surgery does not change the good prognosis of PBL.
Keywords primary breast lymphoma
breast cancer
non-Hodgkin's lymphoma
Language English
Date 2003-01-01
Published in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Abingdon: Taylor & Francis Ltd, v. 44, n. 1, p. 149-151, 2003.
ISSN 1042-8194 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Taylor & Francis Ltd
Extent 149-151
Access rights Closed access
Type Article
Web of Science ID WOS:000179243000021

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