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Synchronous Bilateral Breast Carcinoma: Case Report With Review

Synchronous Bilateral Breast Carcinoma: Case Report With Review

Bilateral Breast Carcinoma (BBC) is uncommon. Bilateral synchronous breast cancer accounts for 0.2-2% of all breast cancers. It is much less than metachronous bilateral breast carcinoma. It is called synchronous if another breast develops cancer within six months. If cancer in other breast develops with an interval of more than six months, it is named metachronous breast cancer. Moreover, BBCs are mostly lobular carcinomas, but here, we report a rare case of Infiltrating Ductal Carcinoma (IDC) affecting both breasts. Breast self-examination can aid in the early detection of mass in the contra lateral breast. Imaging screening can be done with the help of mammography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI has greater sensitivity compared to mammography. As the incidence of BBC is less, so, there are no clear treatment guidelines. For proper treatment and better quality of life, early detection is essential.

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