Multiple Cancers

How many have had multiple cancers
13
Prostate cancer only - 59.1%
9
Prostate cancer and one other cancer - 40.9%
0
Prostate cancer and two other cancer - 0.0%
0
Prostate cancer and more than two other cancers - 0.0%

 
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Tim G
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   Posted 10/28/2009 12:18 AM (GMT -6)   
When I visited my primary care physician for an annual physical, he said that medical studies have shown that someone who has had cancer is more likely to get another cancer. 
 
I know that a number of you have had cancers other than prostate cancer.  I had skin cancer before prostate cancer.
 
How many of you have had multiple cancers? What type of cancer(s)?


PSA quadrupled in 1 yr (0.6 to 2.5)  
DRE negative  1 of 12 biopsies positive (< 5%) 
Open surgery June 2006 at age 57
Organ-confined to one small area, Gleason 5   
PSA's undetectable  < 0.1  

Post Edited (TimG) : 10/27/2009 11:23:34 PM (GMT-6)


Piano
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Total Posts : 847
   Posted 10/28/2009 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Colon cancer, two years prior to prostate. I'm fairly sure I had prostate cancer back then too, but the priority then was the colon cancer.
Pre-op:
Age 63 at diagnosis, now 64.
No symptoms; PSA 5.7; Gleason 4+5=9; cancer in 4 of 12 cores.
Operation:
Non-nerve sparing RRP on 7 March 2008.
Two nights in hospital; catheter out after 7 days.
Post-op:
Continent; no pads needed from the get-go.
Pathology showed organ confined and negative margins. Gleason downgraded to 4+4=8.
PSAs:
6-week : <0.05
7-month: <0.05
13-month: 0.07 (start of a trend?)
19-month: 0.09 (maybe)
ED:
After a learning curve, Bimix injections (0.2ml) worked well. From 14 months, occasional nocturnal erections. Have "graduated" to just the pump.


Purgatory
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Date Joined Oct 2008
Total Posts : 25380
   Posted 10/28/2009 8:51 AM (GMT -6)   
An ultra-rare cancer: porocarcinoma

1995 - scalp - surgery

1997 - scalp - major plastic surgery

1999 - throat (lymph nodes) - surgery - 36 rounds EBRT
Age: 57, 56 dx, PSA: 7/07 5.8, 7/08 12.3, 9/08 14.5, 10/08 16.3
3rd Biopsy: 9/08 - 7/7 Positive, 40-90% Cancer, Gleason 4+3
Open RP: 11/08, Rht nerves saved, 4 days in hospt, on catheters for 63 days, 5th one out 1/09
Path Rpt: Gleason 3+4, pT2c, 42g, 20% cancer, 1 pos margin
Post Surgery  PSA: 2/09 .05,5/09 .1, 6/09 .11. 8/09 .16
Latest: 7/9 met 2 rad. oncl, 7/9 cath #6 - blockage, 8/9 2nd corr surgery, 8/9 cath #7 out  38 days, 9/9 - met 3rd rad. oncl., mapped  9/9, 10/1 - 3rd corr. surgery - SP cath/hard dialation, 10/5 - began IMRT SRT - 39 sessions/72 gys.


STW
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Date Joined Jun 2009
Total Posts : 292
   Posted 10/28/2009 12:22 PM (GMT -6)   
I sorta want to play since I did have a non-cancerous tumor that destroyed my hearing on one side. Got treated with radiation like cancer too. Too bad I couldn't pick 1.5. :-)
Diagnosed at 54
PSA 8.7
Biopsy 1/7/09
4 of 6 cores positive, one at 90%
Gleason 3+4=7
Neg bone scan 1/15/09
One shot Lupron Depot 1/27/09
Tax Season
RP 4/29/09
Neg lymph nodes, postive seminal vesicle, 1 positive margin
Gleason 3+4=7 with tertiary 5
Catheter out at 2 weeks no nighttime incontinence
Pad free week 5
PSA 6/6/09 <0.1
PSA 9/10/09 <0.1


LV-TX
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 966
   Posted 10/28/2009 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Heard the same thing. Must be the genes...dang them genes. I have had both skin and prostate. Currently watching both Liver and Lungs due to genetic Alpha-1
You are beating back cancer, so hold your head up with dignity
 
Les
 
Age 58 at Diagnosis
Oct 2006 - PSA 2.6 - DRE Normal
May 2008 - PSA 4.6 - DRE Normal / TRUS normal
July 2008 - Biopsy 4 of 12 Positive 5 - 30% Involved Bilateral w/PNI - Gleason (3+3)6 Stage T1C
Robotic Surgery Sept 18, 2008
Pathology October 1, 2008 - Gleason 7 (3+4) Staged pT2c NO MX - Gland 50 cc
Seminal Vesicles and Lymph Nodes clear
Positive Margins Right Posterior Lobe
PSA 5 week Oct 2008 <.05
                   3 month Jan 2009 .06
                   6 month Apr 2009 .06
                   9 month Jul  2009 .08
                 12 month Oct 2009 .09 


Magaboo
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Date Joined Oct 2006
Total Posts : 1210
   Posted 10/28/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm only 73, but thus far, prostate cancer is the only one I had to fight.
 
Magaboo


Born Sept 1936
PSA 7.9
-ve DRE
Gleason's Score 3+4=7, 2 of 8 positive
open RP 28 Nov 06 (nerve sparing), Post op staging T3a
Gleasons still 3+4=7
Seminal vesicles and lymph nodes clear
Catheter out 15 Dec 06, Dry since 11 Feb 07
All PSA tests in 2007 (4) <.04
PSA tests in 2008: Mar.=.04; Jun.=.05; Sept.=.08; 3 days before Rad Start=0.1
Salvage RT completed (33 sessions - 66 Grays) on the 19th Dec., 08.
PSA in Jan., 09, = 0.05; July 09, <0.04

Post Edited (Magaboo) : 10/28/2009 8:34:02 PM (GMT-6)


mikey1955
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   Posted 10/28/2009 3:03 PM (GMT -6)   

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.


Ken S
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 120
   Posted 10/28/2009 5:07 PM (GMT -6)   
My GP told me the same thing. I had kidney cancer diagnosed 5 months after PCa diagnosed. Discovered during a CT scan while preparing for IMRT.

Ken
Age 54 (2006) PSA: 2005 - 3.2, 2006 - 3.7
Biopsy 8/06, Gleason 6 (3+3), T1c
Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy 11/3/06 Post-Op Biopsy, Gleason 6 (3+3), T2c, right apical margin positive
CT Scan 1/07, tumor discovered on right kidney (unrelated to PCa)
Partial Nephrectomy 3/9/07
IMRT (37 Treatments) 4/23/07 - 6/14/07
PSA: 6/09 - 0.03


Modelshipwright
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Date Joined May 2009
Total Posts : 215
   Posted 10/28/2009 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Basel cell carcinoma on my chin a year prior to Pca.

Keep well,
Regards,
Bill
Pre-Op:
 
Age 64. Diagnosed with Pca January 2009.
PSA 5.6, Gleason 3+3=6, T1c
 
Biopsy:
 
TRUS biopsies of prostate left adenocarcinoma of prostate involving part of 1/4 biopsy fragments, less than 10% of the surface area involved, CT scan clear.
 
Treatment choice:
 
Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy - September 29/09. 
Pre-op PSA down to 5.28 which I attribute to visualization techniques and a new vegetarian diet.
 
Post-Op:
 
Robotic Prostatectomy - 09/29/09, back home 10/02/09.
 
Pathology - 10/14/09  Gleason Score remained at 3+3 = 6 as it was when originally diagnosed. There were no positive margins. Tumors were found in both lobes and involved 3-5% of the prostate. There was no Seminal Vesicle, Perineural, Lymphovascular or Lymph node involvement, and the bladder neck was also cancer free. 
 
Continence
 
10/16/09 - 3-4 pads a day and working on pelvic floor exercises as prescribed.
 
Potency:
 
10/16/09 - Zip, nada
 
State of mind:
 
Excellent - always positive.
 
 


maldugs
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Date Joined Jun 2007
Total Posts : 789
   Posted 10/28/2009 7:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Bcc on ear 10 years ago.

Regards Mal.
age 67 PSA 5.8 DRE slightly firm Rt
Biopsy 2nd July 07 5 out of 12 positive
Gleason 3+4=7 right side tumour adenocarcinoma stage T2a
RP on 30th July,

Post op Pathology, tumour stage T3a 4+3=7, microcsopic evidence of capsular penetration, seminal vessels, bladder neck,are free of tumour, lymph nodes clear, no evidence of metastatic malignancy, tumour does not extend to the apical margins.

Post op PSA 0.5 26th Sept.
PSA 23rd Oct.0.5 seeing Radiation Onocologist 31st Oct.
Started radiation treatment on 5th Dec, to continue until 24 Jan. 08.
Finished treatment, next PSA on 30th April.
PSA 30th April 0.4
PSA 30th July 0.5
PSA 27th Oct 0.4 (I am now 68)
PSA 11th March 09 0.5
PSA 3rd August 09 0.6
next PSA January 2010 (I am now 69)


Kark60
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Date Joined Jun 2008
Total Posts : 91
   Posted 10/29/2009 12:27 AM (GMT -6)   
Melanoma in situ (stage 0, non-invasive) on my forehead, diagnosed four months after prostate cancer diagnosis (quite a four-month period!!). Had plastic surgery with a clean path report, get checked by dermatologist every six months, in addition to my three-month PSA.
Husband and father of two (current ages 5 and 7).
Age when diagnosed: 47 (currently 49)
Pre-surgery PSA: 13.7
Pre-surgery Gleason: 4+3=7
CT Scan, Bone Scan, PET Scan: Clear
Laproscopic Surgery on May 28, 2008, at Barnes Hospital in St. Louis.
Right nerve bundle spared; left bundle removed.
POST-SURGERY PATH REPORT:
Gleason: 4+3=7
10% of prostate; all quadrants involved
Extraprostatic extension at left base and apex
Extensive perineurual invasion present.
Bladder neck, lymphvasular space, seminal vesicles, 17 examined lymph nodes, and all surgical margins FREE of tumor.
T3a
Four-week post-surgical PSA = 0.1
Seven-week post-surgical PSA = .01
October 2008 PSA = 0.0
January 2009 PSA = 0.0
April 2009 PSA = 0.0
July 2009 PSA = 0.0
October 2009 PSA = 0.0
Next PSA scheduled for January 2010.


NY-Sooner
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Date Joined Sep 2009
Total Posts : 463
   Posted 10/29/2009 6:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Three months prior to my diagnosis with prostate cancer, I was diagnosed with a very small basil cell skin cancer on my cheek which was removed.
Biopsy 6/2007 - PSA 4.5, 2 of 12 with  <5% cancer Gleason 6
 
Surgery 9/2007 Uni of Rochester Strong Memorial NY with Dr. Jean Joseph (1300 plus surgeries)
 
Path - Negative margins, cancer in 20% examined tissue, Gleason 6
 
Post Op - No ED issues, full erections without drugs,  used 5-7 pads a day for 3 months. Now dry except for stress leaks now and then.
 
All post op psa's <.04

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