The Linkage between Metachronous Thyroid and Breast Cancers: An Illustrative Case
Mohamed Dhaha1*, Sawsen Dhambri1, Aymen Ferjaoui2, Rihab Lahmar1, Souheil Jbali1, Skander Kedous1, Slim Touati1 and Said Gritli1
1Head and Neck Surgery Department, Salah Azaez Oncology Institute, Tunis, Tunisia
2Department B, Maternity and Neonates Center of Tunis, Tunis, Tunisia
*Corresponding Author: Mohamed Dhaha, Head and Neck Surgery Department, Salah Azaez Oncology Institute, Tunis, Tunisia.
May 11, 2021; Published: May 26, 2021
Breast cancer (BC) is the most common cancer in women. Thyroid cancer (TC) is relatively rare with female predominance. These two malignancies often occur metachronously. This association is no more a simple coincidence. However, the reasons behind this association are not well elucidated.
We report a case of metachronous breast and thyroid cancer occurring in a postmenopausal woman. It was an invasive ductal carcinoma for the breast and anaplastic cancer for the thyroid.
We tried to find out what might be the linkage between these two malignancies.
Keywords: Thyroid; Breast; Metachronous Cancers
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