Long Survival (Cure) to Cisplatin/Infusional 5-Flurouracil in Metastatic Squamous Cell Anal Cancer with Extensive Liver and Lung Metastases

Andrew Haydon, Rebecca Tay, Gabriel Mak, Jeremy Shapiro
2015 Case Reports in Clinical Medicine  
Metastatic anal Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is a relatively uncommon malignancy that is usually treated with palliative platinum based chemotherapy. Response rates are modest and complete responses are rare. Case Report: Here we report on a case of advanced SCC with the extensive visceral metastatic disease that has possibly been cured with chemotherapy alone. The patient has received 6 cycles of Cisplatin and 5FU and has remained in complete remission for over 7 years. Conclusion: This is
more » ... clusion: This is the first report of a case of metastatic anal SCC that has been cured with chemotherapy and highlights the need to remain optimistic when treating patients with "palliative" chemotherapy.
doi:10.4236/crcm.2015.43017 fatcat:5z6rz6n3vjbx3bmwg43y5lw3jy