Unusual triple combination of prostate, lung and skin cancer

Vol. 58 No. 2, 2017


Ioana Andreea Gheonea, Cristiana Gabriela Popp, Elena Tatiana Ivan, Dan Ionut Gheonea

Multiple malignancies are an increasing combination in the recent years in cancer patients, due to prolonged survival rate and to the advances in diagnostic techniques and therapeutic management. We present the case of a patient diagnosed with prostate cancer and metachronous in one year with basal cell carcinoma of the skin and small lung cell carcinoma with lymph nodes and pararectal metastasis. To our best knowledge, this is the only case presented in the medical literature with these three different types of primary malignancy. In conclusion, multiple malignancies in the same patients are a real challenge to the physician, because an early diagnosis and specific treatment modalities are essential for successful patient management and increasing life expectancy.

Corresponding author: Cristiana Gabriela Popp, MD, PhD; e-mail: brigaela@yahoo.com

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