"> DOI:10.18643/gieu.2017.145
"> DOI:10.18643/gieu.2017.145
"/> Advanced colorectal cancer in young, HIV positive woman. Case report
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Advanced colorectal cancer in young, HIV positive woman. Case report

S. Chirilă, L. Gurgaș, I. Revnic, M. Zamfirescu, T. Hangan

Abstract: Colorectal cancer is one of the most common forms of cancers, having a higher incidence ratio in the case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infected population in comparison with the general population. Identifying cases where cancer develops in HIV positive patients is important, as studies demonstrate that, under treatment, HIV positive patients have the same prognostic as HIV negative patients. We present the case of a 24-year-old HIV infecteced woman diagnosed with rectal adenocarcinoma with liver metastasis, with history of oral contraceptive pills. The neoplasia was in an inoperable stage, therefore, the therapeutical action was chemotherapy. The contraceptive therapy was stopped immediately after diagnosis, while specific therapy for HIV infection was added later in the evolution of the disease, due to late discovery. The health status of the patient had a rapid degradation. Due to the increasing incidence of all types of cancers in the HIV positive population, especially affecting young people, and based on oral contraceptive intake, it is worth studying further if screening for HIV infection in patients diagnosed with different forms of cancers has an effect on their survival rate.

Keywords: HIV, rectal neoplasms, neoplasm metastasis, diagnosis.

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