BACKGROUND - Patients with primary multiple malignancies are progressively increasing due to prolonged survival of cancer patients and to the advances in diagnostic techniques and therapeutic options.
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CASE PRESENTATION - Here we present a 66 year-old caucasian patient with four synchronous primary malignant tumors affecting the lung, oropharynx, large bowel and prostate gland, respectively, treated with multidisciplinary approach.
CONCLUSIONS - The increased incidence of multiple malignant tumors is a real challenge to the clinician and clinical attention should be made to avoid a misdiagnosis. In addition an early diagnosis is essential to achieve a radical treatment. We believe that the treatment modality should be carefully made and tailored on the individual patient suffering from this disease.
BMC research notes. 2015 Nov 27*** epublish ***
Alberto Testori, Ugo Cioffi, Matilde De Simone, Francesco Bini, Adriano Vaghi, Alessandro A Lemos, Michele M Ciulla, Marco Alloisio
Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Humanitas Research Hospital, via Manzoni 56 Rozzano, 20089, Milan, Italy. Depatment of Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Depatment of Surgery, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Department of Pneumology, "G. Salvini" Hospital, Garbagnate Milanese, Milan, Italy. Department of Pneumology, "G. Salvini" Hospital, Garbagnate Milanese, Milan, Italy. Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Princess Elisabeth Hospital, Channel Islands, GY4-6UU, UK. Laboratory of Clinical Informatics and Cardiovascular Imaging, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy. Department of General and Thoracic Surgery, Humanitas Research Hospital, via Manzoni 56 Rozzano, 20089, Milan, Italy.