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Case Reports in Oncological Medicine
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 468159, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/468159
Case Report

A Rare Case of a Synchronous Anaplastic Carcinoma Thyroid with Ductal Carcinoma Breast

1Department of Radiotherapy, GSL Medical College & General Hospital, Rajahmundry 533294, India
2Department of Pathology, GSL Medical College & General Hospital, Rajahmundry 533294, India
3Department of Radiology, GSL Medical College & General Hospital, Rajahmundry 533294, India

Received 22 January 2014; Accepted 31 March 2014; Published 13 April 2014

Academic Editor: Katsuhiro Tanaka

Copyright © 2014 Saptarshi Ghosh et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Dual malignancy was first reported by Billroth in 1889. Incidence of second malignancy in cancer patients is as high as 10%, but synchronous anaplastic thyroid cancer along with breast tumor is a rare entity. We present a case of a 61-year-old female with a synchronous anaplastic carcinoma thyroid with ductal carcinoma breast. The plausible association of breast cancers with thyroid carcinomas should thus be evaluated in larger cohort studies. More importantly, this report is to highlight the unusual synchronous occurrence of anaplastic thyroid cancer with ductal breast cancer and the therapeutic challenges involved in such cases.