Doctors treated a rare skin cancer Syrigocystadenoma paplliferum


Bangalore Cytecare doctors treated a rare skin cancer - "Syrigocystadenoma paplliferum" first time in this world. Patient is a Nigerian medical student, Amina abubakar, aged 34 years suffering from skin cancer. "There are no cases reported for this occurrence in the world sofar" said Dr.Anthony V Pais, Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Clinical Director, Catecare Cancer Hospital, Yelahanka, Bangalore.


"Skin cancer, which is about 7% of all kinds of cancers are largely of two kinds, melanomas and non melanomas. Non melanomas are about 90%-95%, on 1%-2% are known to be 'adnexal skin tumors', which are mostly present in scalp, neck or groin. The rarity of finding these in the breast and being malignant is severely high" Dr.Anthony Said.

"Her problem started with a wart. It was found very close to her birth mark, Which is technically called nevus. Her primary diagnosis was breast cancer and her suggested treatment plan included chemotherapy, her test report made me feel the need for further diagnosis. With deeper drive in to her reports we were able to eliminate breast cancer, in her case and diagnosed skin cancer in breast " Dr.Anthony added.

"Those who living places closer to the equator/sun, and more expose to ultraviolet rays, sun and heat, they will have more chances to get skin cancer, there is no scientific  evidence for it being genetic. One-third of the reported cases have had proximity to birth mark or nevus." He said,
"the size of the tumor is 20cmX20cm " he added.

"I didn't want to go out to take medication, the weight of tumor is so heavy, not able to stand also, by the time I came here every time they had taken me on structure in ambulance and by flight. Today I am very happy, because i am standing, walking, its only twenty days after my surgery" Amina Abubajar said.