Synchronous breast cancer in spouses

Kahraman-Cetintas S. , Kurt M. , Gokgoz S., Ozkan L., Engin K., Tasdelen I.

TUMORI, vol.92, no.3, pp.244-245, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 92 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/030089160609200311
  • Title of Journal : TUMORI
  • Page Numbers: pp.244-245
  • Keywords: breast cancer, cancer in spouses, synchronous cancer, CARCINOMA, HUSBAND, WIFE


Breast cancer in both spouses is extremely rare. There are 7 metachronous cases and 1 synchronous case in the English literature. No case has been reported in which 1 of the spouses had bilateral breast cancer. In this paper, we report a synchronous pair of cases where 1 of the spouses (wife) had bilateral breast cancer and the other (husband) had breast cancer.