Second primary cancer

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spinnz
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Second primary cancer

Postby spinnz » Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:46 pm

Hi all,
I've been pretty quiet for the past 2 years, but I was recently diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the left breast after a routine mammogram and follow up biopsy. It's small, just 1.3 cm, but 2 primaries in 3 years is beyond comprehension. Any one else experience 2 primary cancers?
Dx age 53 10/8/15
Lap/robotic converted to open sigmoid colectomy, partial small-bowel resection and right salpingo-oophorectomy 10-9-15
CRC stage 3b, T3N1aM0
Margins clear of malignancy
1/27 lymph nodes
Well differentiated
CAT / MRI's indicate NED
FOLFOX + Neulasta- 2 rounds 11/15
Xeloda, 1 week on 1 week off 1/16- 5/16
1/5/16 CEA 1.0, 5/16, 1.0
Factor 13-bleeding disorder
NEW DX
11/15/18 IDC

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby zx10guy » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:23 pm

Stage 3b Colon Cancer in descending colon December 2012 (T3N1M0) with one lymph node affected.

Stage 0 Appendicial Cancer in appendicial opening July 2016.

Fluff Bottom
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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby Fluff Bottom » Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:25 pm

Hi Spinnz, sorry to hear what you’re going through. I was diagnosed with melanoma in December 2012. Luckily it hadn’t spread. Then in 2015 I was diagnosed with IIIb colon cancer which has now decided to spread to my lungs, liver, peritoneum.

I’m glad you caught your breast cancer early and I hope your treatment goes well!
10/26/15-Colonoscopy-Mass in Sigmoid Colon
10/28/15-CT Scan
10/30/15-Surgeon Consult-Mass is adenocarcinoma with mucinous type components.
Lynch Negative
11/17/15-Partial Sigmoidectomy
Stage IIIb-T3N1c, 3/13 nodes, High Grade-Poorly Diff to Undiff
12/16/15-Port installed, began FOLFOX
CEA .8 before surgery and after Round 1 of FOLFOX
2/18/16 CEA 1.9
Finished 12 rounds of FOLFOX 5/22/16

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby KimT » Tue Oct 02, 2018 8:46 pm

I had two primaries within 18 months. Ovarian cancer the second one.
2/10 dx colon cancer
right hemicolectomy 3/19/10
Stage 2a 0/43 nodes
Lynch syndrome
3/14/10 colon resection/ removal of metal clips
Nov 11 dx ovarian cancer

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby wwroam » Wed Oct 03, 2018 1:14 am

Colon Stage 3 in 2007 and NSC lung Cancer in 2017.
It's more common than you think.
Stage 3a DX 25/06/07
Folfox complete 30/01/08
7 years NED
Port scheduled for removal 8/02/10 Gone.
PSA .54 No prostate problems
Diagnosed Type 2 Diabetic
SO diagnosed CC Stage IV Liver Mets 23/03/15

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby spinnz » Wed Oct 03, 2018 3:42 pm

Thanks everyone for replying! I'm sorry we're in the same boat. I do have a lot of cancer in my family. My dad had NSC lung and my mom had stage 2 breast cancer. I think there should be a one cancer per person maximum.
Dx age 53 10/8/15
Lap/robotic converted to open sigmoid colectomy, partial small-bowel resection and right salpingo-oophorectomy 10-9-15
CRC stage 3b, T3N1aM0
Margins clear of malignancy
1/27 lymph nodes
Well differentiated
CAT / MRI's indicate NED
FOLFOX + Neulasta- 2 rounds 11/15
Xeloda, 1 week on 1 week off 1/16- 5/16
1/5/16 CEA 1.0, 5/16, 1.0
Factor 13-bleeding disorder
NEW DX
11/15/18 IDC

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby LB10 » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:24 pm

I agree, 1 per customer. Still wrapping my head around it all, and dealing with the fear of what’s next?
Stage III Rectal cancer
Dx 3/14
4/14-7/14 8 rounds Folfox
8/14-9/14 Radiation/Xeloda
1/15 APR colostomy
46 yo wife & mom

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby KimT » Fri Oct 05, 2018 12:31 pm

spinnz wrote:Thanks everyone for replying! I'm sorry we're in the same boat. I do have a lot of cancer in my family. My dad had NSC lung and my mom had stage 2 breast cancer. I think there should be a one cancer per person maximum.


A second early stage primary is better than a reoccurrence of the first cancer. When the blip showed up on my right ovary, I was relieved to find out it was an early stage ovarian cancer and not a metastatic reoccurrence of my colon cancer. That would have been a much worse scenario.
2/10 dx colon cancer
right hemicolectomy 3/19/10
Stage 2a 0/43 nodes
Lynch syndrome
3/14/10 colon resection/ removal of metal clips
Nov 11 dx ovarian cancer

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby spinnz » Fri Oct 05, 2018 3:34 pm

I agree with that! Recurances are much more difficult. It is weird though that I am getting cancers that usually occur in older people.
Dx age 53 10/8/15
Lap/robotic converted to open sigmoid colectomy, partial small-bowel resection and right salpingo-oophorectomy 10-9-15
CRC stage 3b, T3N1aM0
Margins clear of malignancy
1/27 lymph nodes
Well differentiated
CAT / MRI's indicate NED
FOLFOX + Neulasta- 2 rounds 11/15
Xeloda, 1 week on 1 week off 1/16- 5/16
1/5/16 CEA 1.0, 5/16, 1.0
Factor 13-bleeding disorder
NEW DX
11/15/18 IDC

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby DarknessEmbraced » Sun Oct 07, 2018 7:37 am

I'm so sorry you're dealing with a second primary cancer!*hugs* I hope your chemo goes well!*hugs*
Diagnosed 10/28/14, age 36
Colon Resection 11/20/14, LAR (no illeo)
Stage 2a colon cancer, T3NOMO
Lymph-vascular invasion undetermined
0/22 lymph nodes
No chemo, no radiation
Clear Colonoscopy 04/29/15
NED 10/20/15
Ischemic Colitis 01/21/16
NED 11/10/16
CT Scan moved up due to high CEA 08/21/17
NED 09/25/17

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Re: Second primary cancer

Postby Levalore » Mon Oct 08, 2018 12:31 pm

I’m 36, diagnosed with CRC last week, 7 weeks after the birth of my second child. In 2016 I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer, shortly after the birth of my first child. Thyroid cancer was early and treated with surgery only. Still waiting on diagnostics and plan for CRC.


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