Malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207277
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:
Ir J Med Sci. 2011 Dec;180(4):901-3. Epub 2009 Mar 5.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
1-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/207277
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.
Language:
eng
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorHo, W Len_GB
dc.contributor.authorComber, Hen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHill, A D Ken_GB
dc.contributor.authorMurphy, G Men_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-01T10:03:50Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-01T10:03:50Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-01T10:03:50Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2011 Dec;180(4):901-3. Epub 2009 Mar 5.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid19263184en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-009-0297-5en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/207277-
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.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.titleMalignant melanoma and breast carcinoma: a bidirectional correlation.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Dermatology, Beaumont Hospital, Dublin 9, Ireland. drwlho@yahoo.comen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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