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Source 1: 2007 MP/H Rules
MP/H Rules/Multiple primaries--Breast: In reference to previous SINQ #20110111. I have a similar case. See discussion.
Is this a new primary since path report states that it was breast tissue, or is it really chest wall recurrence? CT scan in Jan 2012 (after biopsy but before lumpectomy) states "mass right breast superficial to pectoralis muscle with deep aspect of mass abutting and potentially involving pectoralis muscle".
In 2010 patient found to have mediastinal lymphadenopathy but biopsy of mediastinal lymph node showed no malignancy.
In Nov 2011, patient noted 'lump to her right upper reconstructed breast at approximately 2:00'. Ultrasound confirmed mass and needle biopsy (Dec 2011) showed invasive carcinoma. Patient underwent lumpectomy and path report states "Breast tissue, right, lumpectomy: poorly differentiated infiltrating ductal cancer". There is no comparison of the current pathology to previous, as the previous lumpectomy/mastectomy was done at another facility.
Patient is being treated at our facility with radiation therapy as if this is a 'recurrent/persistent right sided-breast cancer'.