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Radiation induced rectal cancer: a case report with review of the literature.

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Dahiri M, Salmi N, Ahallat A, El Bahaoui N, Belkouchi O, Souadka A, Majbar A, Benkabbou A, Bougtab A, Mohsine R.

AME Case Rep. 2018 Jun 14;2:31. doi: 10.21037/acr.2018.06.01. eCollection 2018.


Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer and the third cause of cancer death in women. Radiotherapy occupies a prominent place in the therapeutic arsenal of cervical cancer in localized stages. Radiation induced secondary cancer is an entity that has been well described in the literature. We report a case of a rectal adenocarcinoma occurring in a woman previously treated by radiotherapy and brachytherapy for a squamous cell carcinoma of the cervix.


Rectal cancer; cervical cancer; radiation induced cancer; secondary cancer

PMID: 30264027 / PMCID: PMC6155695.

DOI: 10.21037/acr.2018.06.01

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