• Has anyone else had multiple cancers?

    Asked by BrookeDK on Friday, June 21, 2013

    Has anyone else had multiple cancers?

    At 6 weeks I had neuroblastoma tumor and had chemo and radiation. At 22 years I had total thyroidectomy due to cancer. At age 30 I had right kidney removal and 10% left kidney removal. Has anyone else had experiences like this? I had genetic testing and both were negative.

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    • fredreiss' Avatar

      I had testicular cancer at 27. The had it again at 57. A four pound germ-based tumor. Oddly, if you had testicular cancer, you have a five percent higher chance than others to get it again. Yikes! I can't hit high notes but I can cross my legs easily!

      almost 7 years ago
    • Dick_K's Avatar

      In 1998 I had stage I melanoma on my left cheek that was surgically removed; negative sentinel node biopsy and clear margins with a wide local excision.

      In 2007 I had myoepithelial carcinoma in my left parotid gland that was surgically removed with a partial parotidectomy.

      In 2009 I had a recurrence of melanoma. Stage IV in my lungs, currently being treated as part of a clinical trial.

      In 2010 I had a squamous cell carcinoma on my left temple that was surgically removed with Mohs surgery.

      In 2011 I found out I had prostate cancer that I am currently taking a watch and wait approach for.

      Hoping there won't be any other new cancers, the contact list for doctors on my phone is getting too long (lol). Anyway, I sure hope you are through discovering new cancers, we've both had enough. Good Luck.

      almost 7 years ago
    • SandiD's Avatar

      I had early stage colon cancer in 2008 and Invasive Ductal Carcinoma in 2009. I am hoping you and I are done!

      almost 7 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I had Hodgkins Disease 25 years ago, it returned 6 months later to fight it again, then 4.5 years ago I had a malignant tonsil, Squamous Cell Carcinoma. There are lots of people on the site that have had many different types. I know of one on the site that has had cancer 11 times, several different types.

      almost 7 years ago
    • SueRae1's Avatar

      Hugs. I had a nepherctomy in 1995 when I was 43 and told I was cured, 4 years ago discovered 5 kidney cancer lesions on my kidney. in 2010, while still being treated, 1 cm TNBC tumor was found in my left breast. I had a lumpectomy and radiation treatment, but did not get prophylactic chemo because I was still being treated for advanced kidney cancer. Last April a new lesion was found on my kidney, the pathology report came back TNBC - so I am now being treated for both cancers. I was tested for both BRCA mutations as well as having a BreastNEXT Gene panel test - it looks for mutations in 14 different genes know to effect breast, kidney, kidney and other related cancers, they all cam back negative.

      almost 7 years ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I have had two types of Cancer. Esophageal and Uterine. I thought I had survived Esophageal cancer. I was diagnosed with Uterine cancer and when they did a hystorectomy they found two tumors one esophageal and one uterine.

      almost 7 years ago

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