Thyroid and breast cancer following childhood radiation

Cancer. 1977 Dec;40(6):2911-3. doi: 10.1002/1097-0142(197712)40:6<2911::aid-cncr2820400622>;2-5.


A 35-year-old man who received radiation for thymic enlargement as a child and subsequently developed both thyroid and breast cancer is reported. This appears to be the first case in which this association has been reported in a male.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adenocarcinoma / etiology
  • Adult
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Carcinoma, Intraductal, Noninfiltrating / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / etiology*
  • Neoplasms, Radiation-Induced / etiology*
  • Thymus Hyperplasia / radiotherapy*
  • Thyroid Neoplasms / etiology*