• Timeline statistics for cancer reoccurrence after remission

    Asked by DonyaFraley on Tuesday, March 12, 2019

    Timeline statistics for cancer reoccurrence after remission

    Hi, I was just wondering what are the chances of getting another form of cancer after RENAL CELL CARCINOMA. I hear a few different things as well as trying to research as much as possible. Is it true that if I remain cancer free for 5 years, that my chances of getting another form of cancer goes down significantly. True or false?

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    • Molly72's Avatar

      I had stage 2 or 3 Melanoma 50 years ago as a young woman, then was fine till a few years ago when i was hit with a rare Angiosarcoma, GIST, and a series of pre-cancerous tumors that all needed attention right away.

      It seems as if something went amiss with my genes, DNA, or who knows what!
      Anyway, since I am not writing this from my "just reward", I am still here, and dealing with the aftermaths of these cancers.

      So just be very aware of your body & see your doctor with regularity.

      2 months ago
    • Teachertina's Avatar

      Hi, I too have battled renal cell. My first recurrence was 3 years out and had gone to a lung. 10 years later, just last month, it returned to my other and only kidney. Because of regular scans it was caught early and treated quickly, so I am once again NED. There is always a chance of recurrence, but you can’t just sit around waiting for it. Live your life to the fullest every day, make plans and do everything you can to take good care of yourself. Don’t just be a survivor, be a WARRIOR!

      2 months ago
    • BoiseB's Avatar

      I have 3 different breeds of cancer all at different stages. My Dr.s told me that my chances of getting any kind of cancer were the same the chances of getting the first cancer. Since I am now juggling 3 cancers, I am wondering who's next. As everyone here suggests "take care of yourself","get regular physicals" report any wierdness in your body's behavior to your PCP. My thoughts are 5 years is just when the Dr.s get bored saying you're NED. Everyone should be watchful for all cancers.

      2 months ago

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