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Synchronous breast cancer and lymphoma: a case series and a review of the literature
  1. Katharine E Cuff1,
  2. Andrew J Dettrick2,
  3. Boris Chern3
  1. 1Royal Brisbane Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Queensland, Australia
  2. 2Department of Pathology, The Prince Charles Hospital, Australia
  3. 3Department of Medical Oncology, Redcliffe Hospital, Redcliffe, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Katharine E Cuff, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Butterfield Street, Herston, Qld 4029, Australia; katharine_cuff{at}


Four patients with synchronous breast cancer and lymphoma are described. In all cases, the lymphoma was an unexpected finding in the histopathology of the axillary lymph-node dissection. The diagnosis of synchronous malignancies poses challenges for both the diagnosing pathologist and the treating clinicican.

  • Breast cancer
  • lymphoma

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