bilateral cancer

bilateral cancer

A cancer that occurs in both paired organs—e.g., both breasts, kidneys, ovaries—either synchronously or metachronously.

bilateral cancer

Oncology A cancer that occurs in both paired organs–eg, both breasts, kidneys, ovaries, etc
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Characteristics of hereditary cancer include a family with multiple relatives with the same or related cancers, early age of cancer onset, the presence of multiple primary tumors, and/or bilateral cancer.
Candidates for hemiablative therapy are those patients with unifocal lesions and unilateral disease or patients with bilateral cancer and insignificant disease contralaterally.
Bilateral cancers are synchronous when diagnosed at the same time or within 6 months of each other, and metachronous when they occur bilaterally at different times, i.

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