Incidental discovery at radical mastectomy of inapparent Hodgkin's disease in long term survivors Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Hodgkin Disease
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary

abstract

  • Two long-term survivors with nodular sclerosing Hodgkin's disease were found to have adenocarcinoma of the breast sixteen and twenty years after limited field radiotherapy. Examination of the axillary nodes at radical mastectomy showed both metastatic adenocarcinoma and clinically inapparent Hodgkin's disease. The occurrence of persistent but clinically inactive Hodgkin's disease as well as the development of secondary malignancies in this disease has important clinical ramifications. Skin testing and in vitro lymphocyte transformation studies in these two patients were also done.

publication date

  • December 1978

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 667803

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 318

end page

  • 25

volume

  • 42

number

  • 1