Malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127624
Title:
Malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation.
Authors:
Ho, W L; Comber, H; Hill, A D K; Murphy, G M
Affiliation:
Department of Dermatology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland, drwlho@yahoo.com.
Citation:
Malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation. 2009: Ir J Med Sci
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
5-Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/127624
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-009-0297-5
PubMed ID:
19263184
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Epidemiologic and genetic studies have suggested a bidirectional association between breast carcinoma (BC) and malignant melanoma (MM). OBSERVATION: We present a series of patients with MM and BC detected in our department within a span of 6 months, raising concerns for the high associations between the two malignancies. This led us to match the concordance of the two tumours in the National Irish Cancer Registry. CONCLUSION: The national figures provide evidence of a link between BC and MM. We recommend increased awareness among clinicians leading to more detailed surveillance of both second primary tumours. All MM patients with a family history of BC should be referred to a breast clinic. Women above the age of 40 with MM should undergo annual mammography and those less than 40 may be better evaluated with a breast MRI. All breast cancer patients should be made aware of the significance of changing moles and those with suspicious lesions referred to a dermatologist for evaluation.
Item Type:
Article In Press
ISSN:
1863-4362

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHo, W Len
dc.contributor.authorComber, Hen
dc.contributor.authorHill, A D Ken
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, G Men
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-07T08:52:48Z-
dc.date.available2011-04-07T08:52:48Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-05-
dc.identifier.citationMalignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation. 2009: Ir J Med Scien
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362-
dc.identifier.pmid19263184-
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0297-5-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/127624-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Epidemiologic and genetic studies have suggested a bidirectional association between breast carcinoma (BC) and malignant melanoma (MM). OBSERVATION: We present a series of patients with MM and BC detected in our department within a span of 6 months, raising concerns for the high associations between the two malignancies. This led us to match the concordance of the two tumours in the National Irish Cancer Registry. CONCLUSION: The national figures provide evidence of a link between BC and MM. We recommend increased awareness among clinicians leading to more detailed surveillance of both second primary tumours. All MM patients with a family history of BC should be referred to a breast clinic. Women above the age of 40 with MM should undergo annual mammography and those less than 40 may be better evaluated with a breast MRI. All breast cancer patients should be made aware of the significance of changing moles and those with suspicious lesions referred to a dermatologist for evaluation.-
dc.languageENG-
dc.titleMalignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation.en
dc.typeArticle In Pressen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Dermatology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland, drwlho@yahoo.com.en
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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