A man survives nine different cancers in six years
Published the 03.02.2018 to 17h35
While many do not survive one cancer, he is given three malignant tumors of the esophagus, two stomach cancers, two colorectal tumors, prostate cancer, and a tumor of the external auditory canal between 67 and 73 years old. A case truly exceptional, reported by physicians of the department of surgical oncology, the University of Tokyo, on Saturday in the journal BMC Cancer.
“The clinical history of the patient included hypertension, atrial fibrillation, schwannoma vestibular and smoking intense, underline the authors of the article. The injuries were diagnosed during regular screening over a period of six years.”
New extractions successful
The surgeons were able to remove successfully the three tumors of the esophagus and the two cancers of the stomach by endoscopic surgery, that is to say, through the mouth. Both colorectal tumors and the lesion of the external ear have been extracted by open surgery classic.
The patient is now free, but closely monitored. “The presence of more than three or four neoplasms is extremely rare,” noted the physicians. The appearance of four cancers in the same person with “less than 0.1 % of the cases of primary malignancies multiple”, reminds The World.
“Our case study shows that it is possible to treat up to nine tumors synchronous and effective management of the disease requires a screening applied and early detection”, specify the oncologists.