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Anyone here with another primary cancer diagnosis??

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Sinsin
Sinsin Member Posts: 200

Anyone here with another primary cancer diagnosis?? Testing to see if I do right now. :(

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  • beatrice00
    beatrice00 Member Posts: 10
    edited March 2014
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    i have two primary cancers diagnosed 6 months apart, breast and thyroid. 

  • maggs09
    maggs09 Member Posts: 74
    edited March 2014
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    I had another primary colon cancer diagnosed within 1 month of bc dx. I ended up having a "double" surgery on the same day: mastectomy with auxiliary node dissection and sigmoid colon resection. 

  • Sinsin
    Sinsin Member Posts: 200
    edited March 2014
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    Beatrice, did you have to undergo the radiation for the thyroid cancer? My husband has a cousin who had it too and she had to stay away from her family while on it because she was radioactive from it. Crazy! 

    Maggs, did the colon show on the scans and that's how they found it?

  • northwindsgs
    northwindsgs Member Posts: 41
    edited March 2014
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    I was diagnosed with stage 2 grade 2 breast cancer in October.  Just diagnosed with Melanoma. Not sure which stage yet, waiting on the SNB results.  Pet scan did not show any active areas.   My oncologist seems more concerned With the Melanoma than he was about. My breast cancer.  I am wondering if the chemo lowered my immune system enough to allow the Melanoma to become active.  So far they have said it is thin, which is good however it does have rapidly dividing cells which is alarming.  I have three taxols left and then on to Rads.  Not sure what the treatment course will be for the Melanoma yet..........

  • leggo
    leggo Member Posts: 379
    edited March 2014
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    Breast and Thyroid for me too.

  • Sinsin
    Sinsin Member Posts: 200
    edited March 2014
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    Good luck Northwinds! My mother is a skin cancer survivor and thriver! You can beat both! 

  • maggs09
    maggs09 Member Posts: 74
    edited March 2014
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    sinsin, my colon cancer didn't show on any scans. I had some occasional symptoms (bloody spotting after bowel movement and complained about it to my GP. My GP claimed that I was to young to order colonoscopy (you have to be 50, lol), and that's probably hemorrhoids...But when I was dx with bc I insisted to have colon checked and that how it was discovered. 😒 luckily colon it was still fairly early (stage IIA),  and didn't go to any lymph nodes. 

  • beatrice00
    beatrice00 Member Posts: 10
    edited March 2014
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    I don't know if I will need radiation, I am waiting for surgery to remove the thyroid and I'll know after that. I am recovering after the exchange and I did not want to have the thyroidectomy too soon to allow for some healing first. 

  • clarkjennifer
    clarkjennifer Member Posts: 3
    edited March 2014
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    My friend is dianosed with ovary cancer. It is actually the primary stage but she is having the difficulty with the treatment .

  • april485
    april485 Member Posts: 1,983
    edited March 2014
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    I was diagnosed with cervical cancer many years ago and have not had a recurrence (1978!) and all paps have been normal since. So, that makes me a "two types" of cancer person although not simultaneously. Loopy

  • pessa
    pessa Member Posts: 137
    edited March 2014
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    lung cancer 3 1/2 years after tx for BC

    and had melanoma 20 years before BC diagnosis.

  • Michele2013
    Michele2013 Member Posts: 232
    edited March 2014
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    breast and thyroid as well

  • Sinsin
    Sinsin Member Posts: 200
    edited April 2014
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    Wow! Lots with thyroid cancer. I wonder of there is an unknown connection between it and breast cancer. I am worried that I may have gastric cancer.

  • lekker
    lekker Member Posts: 238
    edited April 2014
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    I had stage 0 colorectal 12 years before stage 1 breast. Sinsin - what makes you think you might have gastric cancer?  Are you having bad symptoms?  What kind of tests are you having?  I hope you get good news soon.

  • Sinsin
    Sinsin Member Posts: 200
    edited April 2014
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    I've been having indigestion, gas, and bloating for awhile now and it's been getting worse. I have had an endoscopy, colonoscopy, ct scans, MRI, ultrasound, you name it. I have several liver lesions, a hyperdense lesion in my spleen, and now mild wild thickening of the bladder wall.  Yet no source to be found. I'm trying to get an endoscopy ultrasound with stacked biopsy to find out for sure. I've been told that's the best way to find it. But I have a very irregular period, a hormonal imbalance that causes severe depression that I am on drugs for, night sweats, acid reflux, bloating, gas, you name it. I'm just a ball of misery and I'm scared.

  • lekker
    lekker Member Posts: 238
    edited April 2014
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    I'm sorry to hear that you're having a rough time.  I hope they can figure out what's going on soon.

  • Sinsin
    Sinsin Member Posts: 200
    edited April 2014
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    Me too. I see my 2nd opinion GI Wednesday. Hopefully they'll do an endoscopy ultrasound.

  • bestock
    bestock Member Posts: 186
    edited April 2014
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    Yes I had Ovarian cancer stage 4 in 2003. I am 10 years ovca cancer free...but now stage 4 BC

  • terrina
    terrina Member Posts: 1
    edited April 2014
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    I had Estrogen + BC Stage IIb in 2007. 8 Rounds of Dose Dense Chemo and 33 Rounds of Rad.  Had been doing fine then went in for headaches and the Doctor ordered a MRI of my neck.  Luckily I had a swollen saliva gland last year and had an MRI and US.  One of the five nodules (which they didn't mention at the time) had grown significantly and of to another US followed quickly by a FNA.  If that weren't enough my PCP called me at 8:30 at night (that's never good) with a diagnosis of Murthle Cell Metaplasia of the Thyroid.

    I am waiting to see the Doctor for the Thyroid removal and a definitive diagnosis of the Metaplasia.  Seems Murthle Cell Cancer can only be diagnosed through removal.

    I am concerned but dealing!

    Be strong and keep on your doctors!

    Terrina

    New Orleans

  • Sinsin
    Sinsin Member Posts: 200
    edited April 2014
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    Yikes Terrina! Sounds like they caught it somewhat early though! Best of luck to you and may there be no more surprises!

  • CatieMae
    CatieMae Member Posts: 1
    edited April 2014
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    I have been diagnosed with a GIST tumor in my stomach, a type of stomach cancer. It is small 2cm and reportedly slow growing, but I need to have a stomach resection to have it removed. My onc tells me I am lucky it was found early. When I had a ct and pet scan when first dx with BC they noticed something in stomach. My onc thought it might be just thickening of stomach lining, so I went through chemo, surgery and am now in radiation treatments and it was back burnered. Finally had ultrasound guided biopsy and now have to meet with foregut surgeon to discuss surgery.

    I am so tired from all the BC treatment and early menopause, and now this. It's all a little bit too much.

  • moderators
    moderators Posts: 8,229
    edited April 2014
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    Hello CatieMae, Welcome to Breastcancer.org community. You have been through so much and understandably so tired from all the treatment and now having to deal with the prospect of having more surgery. 

    We just wanted to send you our blessings and let you know that we are thinking of you. We hope you get the support and help from the wonderful people in this community!

    Hugs from all the Mods.

  • IsThisForReal
    IsThisForReal Member Posts: 154
    edited May 2014
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    Just diagnosed with lung ca - new primary.  Sx is on the 15th.

  • pessa
    pessa Member Posts: 137
    edited May 2014
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    CatieMae, how are you doing?

    IsthisforReal, sorry you have to deal with this.  See my response on the lung cancer thread.,

  • wifessupport
    wifessupport Member Posts: 6
    edited May 2014
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    Have any of you been tested for P53 gene mutation for another primary cancer?

    Thanks

  • lekker
    lekker Member Posts: 238
    edited May 2014
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    wifesupport - yes, I was tested for TP53 along with over 40 other known cancer-associated genes.  I had no mutations found.

  • Marie715
    Marie715 Member Posts: 9
    edited May 2014
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    Just got the results from a thyroid biopsy. Positive for papillary thyroid.  I just finished my bc radiation treatments on April 28th. And now, here we go again.  Meeting with the surgeon tomorrow.   I'm completely emotionally and mentally depleted.  I look at the positive in  that I am thankful that it is not bc metastasis to the thyroid.   

  • carpe_diem
    carpe_diem Member Posts: 599
    edited May 2014
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    I had endometrial cancer in 2006, bladder cancer in 2007 and 2010, followed by stage IV bc in 2011 (actually 2010, but it didn't show up on mammogram or ultrasound and drs. couldn't figure out what was causing the pleural effusions.) My sister also had three cancers (kidney, leukemia, and bc) but all of ours were after age 50. I was tested for PTEN and P53, but both results were negative. Something must be screwed up!

  • jelson
    jelson Member Posts: 622
    edited May 2014
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    DCIS in 2009 and Endometrial Cancer Stage 1a in 2013 - perhaps from tamoxifen which I was told to stop taking (duh!) Both very early - so consider myself very fortunate.

  • atanea
    atanea Member Posts: 5
    edited May 2014
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    Hi,

    Breast cancer a year ago, acute leukemia two months ago. Both without the common symptoms..