• Any one else being treated for more then one active cancer?

    Asked by SueRae1 on Friday, September 21, 2012

    Any one else being treated for more then one active cancer?

    Hi was diagnosed advanced renal cell carcinoma in July 2010. In Sept 2012 a .9 cm triple negative invasive ducal cell tumor was discovered and followed by a lumpectomy and radiation treatment. My kidney cancer is stable and shrinking, a routine scan (if anything can be called routine when you have cancer) in May picked up a new rim cell lesion in my liver, which was biopsied and came back as breast tissue. They also found several nodes in lungs.

    I have been on infusion therapy since May, and on my 2nd cocktail of drugs since late July.

    I would like to find out about the experiences and connect with people who are or who have undergone treatment for more then one active cancer at a time. For mutual support and exchange of treatment options, dealing with side effects, etc.

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    • SandiD's Avatar

      I sure wish you the best. As if one cancer isn't enough? I didn't have them together, but I did have colon cancer in '08 and breast cancer in '09. So far I am still showing NED! Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
    • Maxine's Avatar

      I weas diagnosed with endometrial cancer in early January. I was operated on and sent to rehab to recover. I was there one day asnd was diagnosed with breast cancer. I was operated on in March. I started double chemo in April, and am now on double radiation. I am back at work (I'm a fourth grade teacher) and look forward to the end of radiation on October 12. I actually worked through all of the chemo, never missing a day. I find that work keeps my mind off all of this. It has been a year since I started not feeling well. I am ready to move on with my life!!! What a horrible year it has been!!!

      over 8 years ago
    • lisaepstein's Avatar

      I had uterus cancer and two months later breast cancer all caught early.

      over 8 years ago
    • jenniferk's Avatar

      Hi. I had hysterectomy Dec 2008 for cervical cancer. They told me all the lymph were normal and I did not need radiation. In March 2010 I was diagnosed with triple neg breast cancer. April 2010 had bilateral mastectomy with immediate reconstruction. When they were doing all the staging to start my treatment they found enlarged lymph node in my abdomen. It was the cervical cancer. I was being treated at MD anderson in Houston. My doctors did not work well together during my treatment. Cervical cancer oncologist told my plastic surgeon that chemo would start whether my drains from breast surgery were ready to come out or not. He said drains could not stay in during chemo so he had to remove them early. Needless to say expanders from breast surgery had to be removed because of infection. I was receiving cisplatin and radiation at the same time. My radiation doctor gave me neupogen for my dropping white count and cervical oncologist question was"why did they give you neupogen now you cant have your chemo this week" My response was that I am not the doctor but you guys need to communicate about my treatment. They also tried to give me antibiotics that I was allergic to. Clearly post on my chart allergic to sulfa. They decided to give me a 3 week break between the cervical and breast treatments. I came home and thats when I started having trouble with breast implants. Plastic surgeon office would not return calls for a week. Never heard from anyone other than the receptionist. On last call she told me my Doctor was leaving that day to go on 2 week vacation and he would most definately call me that day. NO call. Had to find plastic surgeon in Oklahoma that would take a look at someone elses problem. Found a great doctor. Saw him one day and had surgery the next due to infecton. He didn't think my incisions would be healed in time to start chemo. They healed great and started breast chemo on time. Oh, by the way. After all the mistakes I transferred my breast chemo and radiation to Oklahoma. No more trips to Houston. Did dose dense chemo and followed that with lots of radiation. I had 3 positive lymph nodes. I am still tired and have neuropathy in both legs from the knees down, lymphedema from the waist down, and joint pain. Other than that all is great. All my pet scans and bloodwork has been clear. I was seeing all my doctors every 3 months. On my last check up they started seeing me every 6 months. Get lots of rest when you can and hang in there.

      over 8 years ago
    • lisaepstein's Avatar

      Always wondering if you have one cancer do you than have another cancers? Which cancer go hand in hand with eachother?

      over 8 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Yes they are being to have ideas about related cancers. I saw a geneticist in August and we decided to to do a BreastNextTM Panel offered by Ambry Genetics. They have several such panels which test for gene mutations that can trigger related cancers.

      over 8 years ago

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