Dermatomyositis and Breast Cancer: A Case Report and Review
Volume 1 ; Issue 1 ; in Month : Jan-May (2018) Article No : 101
Garcia FCL, Collado CR, Hernandez RJ, et al.
Breast cancer is the leading cause of death from malignancy in women worldwide, with nearly 500,000 deaths each year. Its diagnosis must be a priority for world health. Breast cancer is the second tumor that can produce a paraneoplastic syndrome after lung cancer. Dermatomyositis with a diagnosis in later ages correlates significantly with an underlying malignancy. Therefore, you should always rule out the presence of a common disease (breast cancer) with the presentation of a rare disease (dermatomyositis).
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