Clinical challenges presented by three simultaneous solid tumors

Y. G. Lin, M. Deavers, F. Sasan, J. S. Zager, L. M. Ramondetta

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Background.: Simultaneous tumors are rare, and their management can be challenging. The simultaneous presentation of cervical carcinoma, renal cell carcinoma, and appendiceal carcinoma has not been previously described. Case.: A 57-year-old woman presented with cervical cancer. During her workup, she was diagnosed with mucinous appendiceal carcinoma and clear cell carcinoma of the kidney. One year following surgery, she remains without evidence of disease and with continually improving nutritional status. Conclusion.: When simultaneous tumors are diagnosed, optimal care requires the creative expertise of a multidisciplinary team. Standard sequential therapies may be problematic in patients undergoing major surgery to treat another primary tumor, and sequential treatment delays rather than combining therapies can jeopardize cure. Treatment planning should utilize a coordinated multidisciplinary approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1159-1163
Number of pages5
JournalGynecologic oncology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Multidisciplinary care
  • Synchronous tumors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology


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