All Topics → Forum: Breast Cancer with Another Diagnosis or Comorbidity → Topic: Anyone here with another primary cancer diagnosis??
Posted on: Mar 22, 2014 02:49PM
Anyone here with another primary cancer diagnosis?? Testing to see if I do right now. :(
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Sep 8, 2017 08:53PM Traveltext wrote:
Judi, I trust your team can get the new tumors under control. Where are you being treated?
Dx 03/14, IBC, L. 2cm, S IIIB, G 2B, ER+/PR+, HER2- FEC x3, Taxol x3
Mx & 2/23 nodes 07/14
Rads x 33 09/14 and now on Tamox
Oct 5, 2017 09:14PM Jenpinc wrote:
Hi- 39 yo and new to this community and this world! Just dx with BC 10 days ago. Was told it was small and really early. Went to BS and she said it's not early and it's not small and spread to axilla. Stage IIB. Was missed 2 years ago on US. Went for genetic testing and MRI. Showed masses on the other breast and lung. Ignoring breast masses since already opted for BMX. CT scan confirmed lung mass so went for lung biopsy today and the doc said does not follow the pattern of mets - phew - looks like second primary lung ca. Yikes. Don't know for sure but prepared for it to be positive. In this alternate universe I now live in I am relieved. I mean what a whirlwind of a week. I am finding strength in my kids but not easy! Anyone have similar situation? Was treatment more complicated? Was treatment concurrent or one first? Any advice/support appreciated. Can't believe how life can change so fast
Oct 5, 2017 09:47PM - edited Oct 6, 2017 12:24AM by lekker
Hi Jenpinc. I hope someone who had synchronous (at the same time) primaries comes along soon to support you. This thread (fortunately) isn't that active. There is a lung cancer - not Mets thread and you could search for that. My primaries were 12 years apart so metachronous. I'm sure it's extremely stressful waiting for the lung pathology so you can create a treatment plan. If it does turn out to be breast mets, there is a lot of support on the Stage IV boards. Please come back here and let us know your results
Oct 6, 2017 12:20AM pboi wrote:
Hi jenpinc...almost 3 years ago I was diagnosed at age 43 with stage IIA BC, I had a BMX and after that chemo. Halfway through chemo I started having a lot of bone pain and a PET revealed a thyroid nodule, which after biopsy confirmed to be thyroid cancer. Treatment for me wasn't more complicated but staggered with the priority given to what was most important first. For me that meant finishing chemo for BC. Then I had a thyroidectomy, and after that radiation for my BC, and when that was done radioactive iodine tx for my thyroid. I have 3 young kids too, and treatments were tough, but I was determined to fight! I am 2 years post treatment now and doing great.
Oct 6, 2017 05:24AM 2FUN wrote:
hi jenpinc, sorry you need to join us. I was dx with BC 9/16, had lumpectomy. While recovering complained to my PCP s nurse that I was having stupid perimenopause syymtoms. ( I was 54 and still having periods, tho inconsistently). She encouraged me to go to gyn. Long story short, I had biopsy and dx of endometrial CA. In the mean time the IDC that was removed was found to also have DCIS throughout the sample. I had hysterectomy in jan, them UMX in march. Scans I had revealed a mass on my kidney and thyroid. Kidney seems to be ok, Weare watching that. Thyroid was removed at the same time I had BC reconstruction in july. That was benign. Yeah, it happens and stinks. You will get through this. Only thing I wish I had done differently is get/accept help earlier in the process. I waited for help until I had surgery, where I could have used help for the kids, meals ocassionally when going thru the diagnosis phase. I'm pulling for you!
Oct 6, 2017 06:33PM GreenEyes81 wrote:
I was dx with idc in July. Had an MRI on a lump on my foot a week ago and am now scheduled for a biopsy on Wednesday to confirm if b9 or not. I am done with BC treatment other than if I decide to take Tomoxifin. It just feels like its never ending.
From tons of research, I can't imagine it is met's....so thinking a new sarcoma more likly if not b9.
Oct 8, 2017 03:05PM Pessa wrote:
3 years after I completed tx for BC ( BMX and chemo) I was diagnosed with primary lung cancer. Lobe removed. One year later ( one year ago) a new primary lung cancer was diagnosed. I had a second lobe of my lung removed. We are watching a nodule that has been very slowly growing over a couple of years. No intervention needed at this point. I am still working full time, taking care of my 2 sons, who have moved back home (20 and23) and leading a normal life, though exerting myself physically is a bit difficult.
Oct 9, 2017 09:09PM Jenpinc wrote:
Hi all- just came from oncologist. Was diagnosed with primary lung cancer in addition to the breast cancer. Also found a suspicious lymph node mid chest which needs to be biopsied and if positive will determine if originating from breast or lung making either cancer stage 3. He said breast would be a better scenario. They also found a nodule on my adrenal gland. Need a PETscan for that after next biopsy. Need a special hospital to do that and if needs to be biopsied it is very tricky. My goodness this snowball won't stop. Since all are on the right side and I am so young and they seemed to onset together, the onc said I am one of the rarest cases he has dealt with, even as head of oncology at a reputable hospital. Not so comforting. Tomorrow I am going to a holistic dentist to get root canal teeth removed as this seems to be a cause of cancer and on the same side it seems too coincidental. Changed my lifestyle completely. Went to plant based diet and a ton of supplements to reverse these beasts. Now more testing waiting and praying. I wish I could just move forward with healing. But that seems a while away yet.
Oct 9, 2017 11:50PM Pessa wrote:
Jenpinc, so sorry to hear of the lung cancer, on top of the BC. Hoping the lymph node turns out to be benign. You are dealing with so much!
Interesting about the root canal connection. I have had several on both sides. My BC and lung cancers were all on the right, however a melanoma I had 24 years ago was on the left. I guess no pattern there......
Wishing you well and hoped for outcomes on your ucoming procedures.
Oct 10, 2017 11:40AM lekker wrote:
Jenpinc - so sorry to hear about the lung cancer. You’re dealing with so much! I hope the lymph node and adrenal nodule are benign. In the midst of this turmoil, has anyone spoken to you about genetic counseling? I only ask because certain genetic causes of cancer can affect treatment decisions. I hope you get some good news soon.
Oct 10, 2017 12:34PM Jenpinc wrote:
Hi lekker, I have done genetic counseling for the breast and they are checking on what other genetic tests might be needed for the lung or what can be covered off from the original panel. That was definitely a topic for discussion. Results are pending.
Pessa besides the lobe removals was there any other tx for the lung cancer? Hoping the surgery will be enough but I guess it depends on the lymph node. Sorry to hear you had to deal with so much but gives me hope that you are well
Oct 11, 2017 02:17AM Pessa wrote:
Both lung cancers were stage 1, the first one was 1B, the second was 1A, so the only treatments were surgeries (difference was tumor size). Both were non-small cell. The lymph nodes that the surgeon removed were negative. You are correct that further treatment beyond surgery, would be based on lymph node status. I really do feel well except for getting short of breath with activities. I can do everything but it takes me 2-3 times as long. I do want to let you know that the lung surgeries were much more difficult than the mastectomies (I had 2 separate surgeries for the mastectomies), however I have fully recovered from all surgeries.
Wishing you well. Keep us updated
Oct 12, 2017 09:51AM Yoxter123 wrote:
Traveltext Brisbane ..sorry for delay in replying being treated on GC ...however may be looking for recommendations for Brisbane ? Recent Onc ordered CT for ongoing hip pain ,raised markers etc came back reporting a confirmed solid lesion on R kidney op site .. Neoplasm ... Total freak from me so soon from last surgery ...demanded second opinion from second surgeon and radiology consult .... Report- simple cyst close to original op margin ...wow how do I learn to return to trust people reading my scans ?? I pray that second opinions are correct !!
Also due to see geneticist in two weeks ...... Start the hunt for family patterns and hopefully more genetic testing .... Thru my research I have as have others found some connections between breast cancer,kidney cancer,thyroid cancer and endometrial in some people suffering from more than one cancer primary ....interestingly enough they have also been watching closely a couple of nodules on my left lung.
To everyone on this page ...we are all informing each other of similar cancer experiences and it certainly makes me feel better to know I am not alone !!
Wishing you all well and any genetic testing results I will definitely post on here....information is power
Oct 15, 2017 08:37PM Jenpinc wrote: