I am surprised to hear that there are so many of us. I can relate to you. Types of cells and cancer. In January I had polyps removed from my ovaries,my CA 125 was low; the week after I had Mohs surgery for Basal Cell Carcinoma on my face. My current oncologist is going to test my prior tumors for a genetic component. Within two days of each other I was told I had uterine cancer (grade 1), and breast cancer. nerina. The current will be 30 radiation and 6 chemo. 2010: breast cancer - invasive ductal carcinoma Stage I, and carcinoma-in-situ; mastectomy, 3/0 lymph nodes. Because colon and rectal cancers are often referred to as "colorectal cancers," these two cancer types are combined for the list. You may have heard stories of people who have battled one type of cancer only to develop another, different one (for example, breast cancer and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma). There is still no sign of cancer, but the radiation has left a severe path of destruction. I've even had one other friend sans Cowdens have a tertiary diagnosis. I lost the ability to swallow and talks, being an Elder in my church I lot to preach but can no longer do that. Thanks for being here. IDC 2008 - DB MX. Esophageal cancer (EC) is a deadly disease. Reading everyones post about having cancer more than once or even twice stuns me. Three primary cancers in different organs. I've also had pre-cancerous lesions frozen off my lip and eleven polyps removed from my colon. Colon, Breast and Squamas Cell Skin (biopsy showed Bowen's Disease). Primary lymphoid proliferations of the lung are most often of B-cell lineage, and include three … As noted above, primary cancer refers to the initial cancer a person experiences, whether that is lung cancer, breast cancer, or another type of cancer. Thank-You, Paula. Hello, I always want to buy those shirts or jewelry to help cancer research but can never afford ALL the colors but hey...if that's my biggest issue I am ok with it. If you know someone who has several kinds of cancer as well as benign lesions look into it. That is remarkable that you has survived 4 times, I had NPC 3 times and I know I could not survive it again, it really takes its toll on your body. I must admit its taken it out of me this time and struggling to get back to "normal".... plus a marriage break up in that time so I feel like I've been dragged thru it all...and feel so old most of the time. would love to hear more from you, I sure god spares me from breast and lung cancer (another side effect that can happen). They also did internal radiation and complete hysterectomy in which I had to go in a few weeks later to repeat the surgery becaused they missed a lymph node. Went to nursing school for the past year, just something I had to finish when I was diagnosed with cancer number three. Many survivors do get 2ndary cancers, or more, from treatment or totally unrelated causes. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions. Technology is making great strides to find a cure, hopefully in time for us. HD 1994 - ABVD The incidence of second primary cancers has been rising steadily, largely due to improving survival rates from cancer. cannal and drum as well as alot of bone loss. It turns out he was right! The last few weeks I'm feeling a twinge under my tongue. But I am thankful I am alive!!! For 2020, the estimated number of new cases of colon cancer and rectal cancer … Now some 12 year after the first treatment I have a lot of problems with side effects of radiation. Since I've had 26 years of knowing people with cancer I have experience but it is limited. It is a constant battle to maintain some sort of normalcy - but I am alive. Anyway, sorry again for not answering your question sooner and I hope you are doing well. Stage 1 breast cancer 3 times and also Stage 2 ovarian cancer. By some miracle, all the masses they found throughout her body are non-cancerous. Unfortunately, I think this is common. With those I chose separate routes as far as surgery. There are three main types of skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and melanoma. HD 1989 - RADS Hondo. We're hoping and praying that it isn't cancer again. I am 56 yrs. Guess we won the wrong kind of lottery! I feel like I have had my legs knocked out from under me. Well guess it depends on definition of cancer. November 17th 2016 I had a malignant GIST removed from my stomach. I was wondering if it was possible to have more than one cancer and I've referred to myself as a "cancer garden." Sorry to hear of all the problems you are still having and you are so right as the side affects we get continue after the treatment stops for many years. The doctor removed the cancer and then removed two sectors of lymph nodes in my neck as a safeguard against a mouth cancer recurrance. I still have a 50% chanes that renal cell will return but I'm hopefull it's all behind me. Blessed be Cervical they did chemo with Cisplatin this time, which has destroyed my muscles. Cancers … Thank you for your support. I cherish the life God has given me, but do on occasion get into that "why me" mentality. Had a pet scan and mri last month...thankfully everything looked good. Staying positive here! I find it worrisome to have 2 different cancers with the second one being rare. However, 3 primary cancer diagnoses (sp?) I also had cancer when i was a teenager - Leukemia (ALL) when I was 16 in 1983 then due to relapse had a bone marrow transplant in 1985 (my deceased brother was a perfect match - had Total Body radiation then - did you have TBI?? We have genetic cancers in our family, and are in the process of appealing. Now some 12 year after the first treatment I have a lot of problems with side effects of radiation. I am on my 4th different cancer to go along with my 5 brain tumors I am on my 4th ear I can not believe it has been nearly two years since i came back to this. I was more freaked out by my last surgery, maybe because my large scar is on my face. Thanks for the kind words. Now a couple of months later, I have a swollen lymph node near the groin.....just had an ultrasound and I am scared to death, mostly because of my loved ones. Noelle Johnson, 42, was diagnosed with her first cancer — a soft tissue sarcoma under her right arm — in 1999 when she was 21. ahh well there must be a reason I'm still here so I keep on keeping on I believe this radiation (it was considerably stronger back in 1980) caused breast cancer on both sides about 10 years apart. Now reading all the post, I think I will step it up on the praying. My oncologist tells me I have a low inmune system. Multiple Primary Cancer Thirty Patients with Three or More Primary Cancers Joseph B. Cleary, MD, New York, New York Kirk K. Kazarian, MD, New York, New York Walter L. Mersheimer, MD, New York, New York Many types of cancer… Central nervous system cancers: Cancers that begin in the tissues of the brain and spinal cord -- "brain and spinal cord tumors," gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas, vestibular schwannomas, primary CNS lymphomas, … We can prevent cancer by— Promoting and providing vaccines that prevent cancer… I have had 3 cancers , supposedly unrelated, in 7 years. we both had enough!! Primary EC most often presents either as esophageal squamous cell carcinoma or adenocarcinoma (1, 2).Accounting for over 90% of the disease worldwide, esophageal squamous cell carcinoma is the major cell type of primary EC and is highly correlated with environmental factors (3… Sorry Wendy, didn't mean to not respond. HD 1994 - ABVD In 1996 (2 years after my daughter was born) I had AML which i had intensive chemo for, at that time I wasn't given a high long term survival rate and now in 2011 I had Ovarian cancer...had the Operation and 6 months of chemo. I met with a Thorasic Surgeon at Hopkins who agreed that this may not be a met but rather a secondary cancer of the thymus. My second cancer was tongue cancer in 2011, for which I received 35 radiation and 4 chemo. The first breast cancer, I had chemo, and a total radical mastectomy in which they took a lat from my back and used that with a prosthetic and of course lymph node disection. Primary prevention helps people choose healthy behaviors to lower their risk of getting cancer. Copyright 2000-2019 © Cancer Survivors Network, I had the same cancer three times to the same area always in the sinus, doctor said they did all they could do and gave me 6 months to a year at best. Hang in there all, and stay positive. When I was 15 with lymphoma, I had chemo, radiation, bone marrow biopsy and surgery (splenectomy). stenosis of the rectum, stenosis of the vagina, and a miriad of other symtoms. I would like to ask some questions regarding the mitosis rate. In such a case, the cancer is called a poorly differentiated cancer of unknown primary. I pray everyday that this will be the last I have to battle. The following table gives the estimated numbers of new cases and deaths for each common cancer type: If you would like to reproduce some or all of this content, see Reuse of NCI Information for guidance about copyright and permissions. 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