This was a topic previously.
I had a chunk of squamous cell carcinoma dug out of the front of my right leg about 10 years ago (halfway between knee and groin). It was about the size of the end of my baby finger. According to pathology, it was completely contained within specimen. I remember I had a very bad sunburn in that same area 10 years before that dx...on a Caribbean Cruise. Instead of sipping drinks with little umbrellas, I should have been under one.
I specifically asked the doc at the time about propensity for other cancers. His reply was there was no real evidence that I would have other cancers. Yet, here I am.
-Nov/Dec 07, March 08 and Dec 08: Severe perineum pain . Septra/Bactrim for 8 months for diagnosed prostatitis.
-PSA start of 2008: 5.3..... PSA June of 2008: 7.3
-14 DRE all benign or nothing felt
-TRUS Biopsy Nov 08: 5 of 8 cores positive GS 3+3 or 6. 30-65%. Perineural invasion.
-General Health: pretty good, 5' 10", 180 lbs, slim.
-Open RP surgery: May 09 both nerve bundles spared. Bilateral lymph node dissection performed. Discharged 48 hours after surgery.
-Post Surgery Pathology: pT3a N0 MX, extraprostatic extension (EPE), stage III prostate cancer, lymph nodes clear, seminal vesicles clear, Gleason upraded to 3+4 GS 7. EPE within surgical margins. Other than prostate and EPE, all tissue removed negative for cancer involvement.