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Arias BE, Pérez FG, Arias BMB, Fernández AL
Elevated CA 15-3 in monitoring a patient with breast and thyroid tumors
MediSan 2013; 17 (12)

Language: Español
References: 10
Page: 9161-9166
PDF: 45.86 Kb.

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The case report of a 61-year-old patient with history of a thyroglossal cyst resection in 1991 is described, who in 2002 was diagnosed with infiltrating ductal carcinoma of his left breast in stage IB in "Conrado Benítez García" Provincial Teaching Oncology Hospital of Santiago de Cuba, where he underwent a Madden modified radical mastectomy and then he received radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In 2008, during clinical follow several high levels of carbohydrate antigen 15-3 were obtained, so studies were initiated to detect possible hidden metastasis, and a year later a nodule was located in the left lobe of thyroid gland, and he underwent total thyroidectomy and the result of biopsy confirmed the presence of a papillary carcinoma with follicular pattern in stage III. The progress of patient regarding the two types of cancer was satisfactory.

Key words: tumor marker, breast carcinoma, modified radical mastectomy, thyroid carcinoma, total thyroidectomy, oncology hospitals.


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