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12 years 2 months ago #14905 by Patricia
My grandfather had prostate cancer which he ignored and it spread to his bone marrow...but it was the same cancer that had metastasised.
My ex-husband had prostate cancer which was treated and supposedly cured and 3 yrs later he noticed a swollen gland in his neck which was diagnosed as a salivary gland cancer which they said had absolutely nothing to do with his prostate cancer....???..
I get the feeling they don't know everything....??
Pat

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12 years 2 months ago #14902 by Julie
Yes, my husband was diagnosed with CIS in 2001 and in 2006 he was diagnosed with Myelodysplastic Syndrome (MDS) which is a form of bone marrow cancer. This complicates treatment decisions and he needs two oncologists one a hematologist/oncologist and the urological/oncologist as well as the urologist. For a while we thought the lung nodule might be an original site for lung cancer but it was a metastasis of the BC.
I have no idea how many people are dealing with more than one type of cancer. It may be more common than we know. As I understand it we are overcoming cancer all the time and then something changes and the cancer starts to grow. Julie

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12 years 2 months ago #14901 by momof4
Gina,

It does happen. If I am no mistaken there are others on the site too. I believe that one of the members named Holly is dealing with 2 cancers at once. I hope that she chimes in, so you will see that you aren't alone. That is one of the great bi-products of this site, sometimes knowing that there are others out there dealing with the some of the same issues as you is comforting.

Karen

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12 years 2 months ago #14899 by gina
has anyone ever been diagnosed with one cancer, only to find out they have another someplace else?...when one cancer spreads...but, two totally different cancers?

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