Letter to the Editor

Breast Metastasis in a Male Patient with Nonsmall Cell Lung Carcinoma

Authors: Nazire Ucar, MD, Ozlem Kar Kurt, MD, Sibel Alpar, MD, Osman Orsel, MD, Funda Demirag, MD, Bahar Kurt, MD


To the Editor:

Lung cancer usually metastasizes to the bone, liver, brain, and adrenal glands.1,2 Breast metastasis of nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC), is a very rare entity, being found in fewer than 0.5% of patients, and carries a poor prognosis.2 Breast metastases are more commonly associated with malignant melanoma, lymphoma and leukemia.1–3We present the case of a man with primary lung adenocarcinoma who developed metastasis in the left breast one month after diagnosis.

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