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Topic: Anyone here with another primary cancer diagnosis??

Forum: Breast Cancer with Another Diagnosis or Comorbidity — Meet others who have breast cancer but also have another health diagnosis/comorbidity such as diabetes, MS, bipolar disorder, HIV or AIDS, Parkinson's Disorder, schizophrenia, etc.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2014 03:49PM

Sinsin wrote:

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

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 22, 2014 08:56PM beatrice00 wrote:

i have two primary cancers diagnosed 6 months apart, breast and thyroid. 

Dx 8/9/2013, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 9/30/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/27/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/25/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/15/2015 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Mar 22, 2014 09:37PM Maggs09 wrote:

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. 

Surgery 4/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 5/14/2012, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 16/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/11/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/27/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 22, 2014 10:31PM Sinsin wrote:

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?

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 23, 2014 10:18AM NorthwindsGS wrote:

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..........

Cowgirls don't cry, ride baby ride. Dx 10/11/2013, ILC, 1cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 1/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 10/28/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Chemotherapy 11/19/2013 AC + T (Taxol) Hormonal Therapy 4/19/2014 Radiation Therapy 4/27/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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Mar 23, 2014 10:25AM leggo wrote:

Breast and Thyroid for me too.

"Once more into the fray... Into the last good fight I'll ever know... Live and die on this day... Live and die on this day." - The Grey
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Mar 23, 2014 02:41PM Sinsin wrote:

Good luck Northwinds! My mother is a skin cancer survivor and thriver! You can beat both! 

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Mar 23, 2014 02:51PM Maggs09 wrote:

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. 

Surgery 4/30/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Dx 5/14/2012, ILC, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 16/18 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/27/2012 Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Right Chemotherapy 7/31/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 12/11/2012 Breast, Lymph nodes Hormonal Therapy 12/27/2012 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
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Mar 23, 2014 08:24PM beatrice00 wrote:

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. 

Dx 8/9/2013, DCIS, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 9/30/2013 Lymph node removal: Left; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 2/27/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 9/25/2014 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 12/15/2015 Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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Mar 24, 2014 06:50AM clarkjennifer wrote:

My friend is dianosed with ovary cancer. It is actually the primary stage but she is having the difficulty with the treatment .

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Mar 25, 2014 01:27PM april485 wrote:

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

"Fear has been a huge dictator in my life - so I am trying to stage a coup!" ~ a friend Dx 1/30/2013, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 2, ER+/PR+ Surgery 2/21/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Surgery 3/11/2013 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/22/2013 3DCRT: Breast Hormonal Therapy 6/20/2013 Aromasin (exemestane) Hormonal Therapy 1/2/2016 Femara (letrozole)
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Mar 25, 2014 01:55PM - edited Mar 25, 2014 01:55PM by Pessa

lung cancer 3 1/2 years after tx for BC

and had melanoma 20 years before BC diagnosis.

Dx 2/20/2010, IDC, <1cm, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/5/2010 AC Surgery 10/22/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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Mar 26, 2014 11:54PM Michele2013 wrote:

breast and thyroid as well

Stage 1 Thyroid Cancer. Chemo induced cardiomyopathy, now have a defibrillator. Dx 10/29/2012, IDC, 6cm+, Stage IIIA, Grade 3, 4/13 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 11/27/2012 AC + T (Taxol) Radiation Therapy 4/28/2013
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Apr 1, 2014 07:59PM Sinsin wrote:

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.

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 1, 2014 08:33PM lekker wrote:

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.

Colorectal carcinoma in situ January 2000 (age 30), and now this... Dx 7/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/3/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/12/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 2, 2014 05:01PM Sinsin wrote:

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.

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 2, 2014 08:27PM lekker wrote:

I'm sorry to hear that you're having a rough time.  I hope they can figure out what's going on soon.

Colorectal carcinoma in situ January 2000 (age 30), and now this... Dx 7/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/3/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/12/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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Apr 3, 2014 02:13PM Sinsin wrote:

Me too. I see my 2nd opinion GI Wednesday. Hopefully they'll do an endoscopy ultrasound.

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 4, 2014 05:24PM bestock wrote:

Yes I had Ovarian cancer stage 4 in 2003. I am 10 years ovca cancer free...but now stage 4 BC

Dx 2/2006, IDC, 1cm, Stage IB, mets, ER+, HER2- Dx 2/10/2008, IDC, <1cm, Stage IB, 2/8 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 6/5/2008 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Hormonal Therapy 7/30/2013 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Hormonal Therapy 8/15/2013 Arimidex (anastrozole) Dx Stage IV, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2+
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Apr 6, 2014 11:58PM terrina wrote:


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

Dx 7/30/2007, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/13 nodes, ER+, HER2+
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Apr 8, 2014 02:25AM Sinsin wrote:

Yikes Terrina! Sounds like they caught it somewhat early though! Best of luck to you and may there be no more surprises!

I follow the Nemo Mantra, "Just keep swimming." Dx 1/14/2014, IDC, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 3/3 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 2/11/2014 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left Chemotherapy 3/16/2014 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Ellence (epirubicin) Chemotherapy 4/27/2014 Taxol (paclitaxel)
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Apr 13, 2014 09:47PM CatieMae wrote:

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.

Dx 8/2013, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 3, 1/5 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Targeted Therapy 9/16/2013 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 9/16/2013 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Surgery 2/18/2014 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Underarm/Axillary; Reconstruction (right): Nipple reconstruction Radiation Therapy 4/1/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 4, 2014 06:32PM IsThisForReal wrote:

Just diagnosed with lung ca - new primary.  Sx is on the 15th.

Lymphedema Dx 11/30/2009, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 2/12 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2+ Surgery 12/30/2009 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary Targeted Therapy 3/17/2010 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Chemotherapy 3/17/2010 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Taxotere (docetaxel) Radiation Therapy 8/3/2010 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 8/24/2011 Prophylactic mastectomy: Left, Right Surgery 10/1/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal Surgery 5/7/2014 Lymph node removal: Left Chemotherapy 7/6/2014 Carboplatin (Paraplatin), Navelbine (vinorelbine) Radiation Therapy 10/15/2014 Lymph nodes Dx 12/12/2014, Stage IV, mets Radiation Therapy 12/19/2014 Brain
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May 5, 2014 01:29AM Pessa wrote:

CatieMae, how are you doing?

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

Dx 2/20/2010, IDC, <1cm, 0/3 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2- Chemotherapy 5/5/2010 AC Surgery 10/22/2010 Lumpectomy: Right; Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left Hormonal Therapy 11/20/2010 Arimidex (anastrozole)
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May 5, 2014 01:50PM wifessupport wrote:

Have any of you been tested for P53 gene mutation for another primary cancer?

Thanks

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May 5, 2014 05:28PM lekker wrote:

wifesupport - yes, I was tested for TP53 along with over 40 other known cancer-associated genes.  I had no mutations found.

Colorectal carcinoma in situ January 2000 (age 30), and now this... Dx 7/2012, ILC, Right, 1cm, Stage IA, Grade 1, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 8/6/2012 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 10/3/2012 Mastectomy: Right; Prophylactic mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement; Reconstruction (right): Tissue expander placement Surgery 3/12/2013 Reconstruction (left); Reconstruction (right) Surgery 4/11/2013 Prophylactic ovary removal
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May 6, 2014 08:35PM Marie715 wrote:

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.   

Dx 7/30/2013, ILC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIC, Grade 2, 18/21 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 9/5/2013 AC Chemotherapy 10/23/2013 Taxol (paclitaxel) Hormonal Therapy 2/28/2014 Arimidex (anastrozole) Radiation Therapy 3/13/2014 Breast, Lymph nodes
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May 6, 2014 09:20PM carpe_diem wrote:

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!

Lung mets from the start. Solitary met, right shoulder blade 12/1/14. Dx 3/11/2011, IDC: Mucinous, Left, 5cm, Stage IV, Grade 2, 2/4 nodes, mets, ER+/PR+, HER2- (FISH) Hormonal Therapy 3/11/2011 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 11/26/2012 Lymph node removal: Left, Underarm/Axillary; Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): Tissue expander placement Radiation Therapy 1/27/2013 Breast, Lymph nodes Surgery 5/12/2013 Reconstruction (left) Hormonal Therapy 12/18/2014 Faslodex (fulvestrant) Chemotherapy 4/16/2015 Xeloda (capecitabine) Chemotherapy 5/12/2016 Abraxane (albumin-bound or nab-paclitaxel)
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May 6, 2014 11:07PM Jelson wrote:

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.

Dx 4/17/2009, DCIS, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 3, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+
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May 8, 2014 07:42PM atanea wrote:

Hi,

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

Hope | Fear ...uploading... Dx 11/21/2012, IDC, Right, 1cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- (IHC) Surgery 1/14/2013 Lumpectomy: Right; Lymph node removal: Right, Sentinel Hormonal Therapy 2/24/2013 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone), Zoladex (goserelin) Radiation Therapy 3/3/2013 3DCRT: Breast

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