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Secondary breast cancer after Hodgkin lymphoma: a case report and literature review

14 Feb 2018
Joaira Bakkach, Mohamed Mansouri, Ali Loudiyi, Naima Ghailani Nourouti, Amina Barakat, Mohcine Bennani Mechita

The occurrence of secondary breast cancers in women previously exposed to chest irradiation for Hodgkin lymphoma (HL) is considered as a major issue for the quality of life of these long-term survivors as well as a challenge for clinical management. This study reports a case of a woman treated for HL at the age of 24 years, who developed breast cancer after an interval of 20 years. This case highlights once again the importance of awareness among HL survivors about their increased breast cancer risk and re-launches the debate about the efficacy of adoption of breast screening guidelines.

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