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A patient with six primary carcinomata.
  1. G. La Ferla,
  2. W. O. Thomson


    We report a patient who developed six different primary carcinomata over a period of 3 years. These were of sigmoid colon, left breast, left kidney, right breast and two basal cell carcinomata of her face. These were all excised and she remains well with no apparent metastases 5 years after her initial presentation. Although patients with multiple tumours are uncommon, recognition of such an occurrence is important to avoid attributing symptoms to metastases from a previously diagnosed tumour. Sequential primary tumours may be amenable to treatment.

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