Article Abstract

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

Authors: Mustapha Dahiri, Nariman Salmi, Anas Ahallat, Nezha El Bahaoui, Omar Belkouchi, Amine Souadka, Anas Majbar, Amine Benkabbou, Abdeslam Bougtab, Raouf Mohsine


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.