Bilateral breast cancer in a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia: a case report

Med Oncol. 2010 Jun;27(2):481-3. doi: 10.1007/s12032-009-9238-4. Epub 2009 May 27.


Although breast cancer is the most common disease for women, bilateral breast cancer is a rare situation. Development of a second malignancy which is the most frightening side effect, may be related with genetic predisposition or cancer treatment. Because our case is a survivor of acute lymphoblastic leukemia, development of bilateral breast cancer which occurs rarely in early ages, is discussed with the help of literature.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary / diagnosis*
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary / etiology
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / complications
  • Precursor Cell Lymphoblastic Leukemia-Lymphoma / diagnosis*
  • Survivors*