Has anyone had experience with cancer following an organ transplant?
My Dad is 72. Diagnosed years ago, in his 40s I think it was, with a kidney disease he said they called some kind of nephritis. Controlled for a long time with low potassium diet. During that time he also developed type 2 diabetes. Eventually had to do dialysis but had a kidney transplant after not too long. That was over 10 years ago. About 4 1/2 years ago noticed nipple inverted. That turned out to be breast cancer so it was treated with surgery. Lymph nodes all negative so no radiation. Now suspected lung cancer. Shadow on chest xray not resolved with antibiotics, Chest CT showed opacities right upper lobe which Dr says could still be infection but possible tumor or continued infection due to a blockage caused by a tumor. Bronchoscopy done last Friday and he has Dr appointment tomorrow. He is in the Uk. I live in Texas but my sister is there with him. She said he was told chemoo not an option with breast cancer due to kidney transplant/immunosuppression. If this turns out to be what we are afraid of, is there any treatment available that is effective for someong with this history of transplant, breast cancer, diabetes.
Sorry to waffle on but I'm really worried. We just lost our Mom a year and a half ago unexpectedly and I am just not ready to lose my Dad too