Synchronous metastasis of metachronous tumor: a case report


Soylu L., HAN S., DEMİRCİ S., Ataoglu O.

TURK ONKOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY, vol.24, no.1, pp.36-38, 2009 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 24 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Journal Name: TURK ONKOLOJI DERGISI-TURKISH JOURNAL OF ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index, Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-38
  • Keywords: Secondary tumor, carcinoma, metachronous neoplasm, synchronous neoplasm

Abstract

Recent advancements in cancer treatment have increased the incidence of secondary tumors and metachronous tumors by means of improving survival rates. Increased risk of secondary cancer is observed after radiotherapy and chemotherapy episodes. It is a clinical observation to now encounter recurrences many years after a successful treatment or a primary resection of a tumor. How a tumor cell persists alive but stable and how it demonstrates its tumorigenic potential remain to be clarified. A patient with colon adenocarcinoma and coexisting malignant melanoma who presented synchronic metastasis in the follow-up is presented in this manuscript.