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Bilateral invasive lobular breast cancer in a female teenager: A rare finding of a common disease - Case report and review of literature

E-OG Enownchong, EO Thomas, AE Akum, AE Defang, N Paul, F Emmanuel, N Peter

Abstract


Management of cancer patients in low-resource communities presents enormous challenges. Breast cancer is a public health problem in Cameroon and occurs mostly in elderly women. The predominant histological type is a duct carcinoma. Lobular carcinoma in teenagers is rare. In this report we present a case of bilateral invasive lobular carcinoma of the breast that was confirmed on biopsies in a 22-year-old female. We present this rare finding and review the pathological, clinical and radiographic challenges of the disease. Nodules in the breast from patients of any age should be submitted for histology. Public education is beneficial and should be intensified.



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/pamj.v6i1.69064
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