Two cancers

My brother was just diagnosed with kidney cancer and lung cancer. The kidney cancer was diagnosed from a lesion taken out of his brain and the lung cancer was diagnosed from a mass taken from his trachea. Has anyone ever heard of a person being diagnosed with 2 seperate cancers at the same time?

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  • foxhd
    foxhd Member Posts: 3,181
    multi ca

    Within about a year I had been dx'd with RCC, Basal cell ca and melanoma. The basal cell is of no real issue. Melanoma is. Fortunately melanoma and kidney ca respond to the same treatments.

  • Footstomper
    Footstomper Member Posts: 1,237
    Unlucky

    To get two cancers at the same time

    Are you sure the lung cancer isnt metastatic tumours from the Kidney. Thats what I've got.

  • dancnbear1
    dancnbear1 Member Posts: 86
    3 Cancers

    Within a 3+ year period I was diagnosed with melanoma, kidney, and prostate cancer all not related to each other. 5 years after that I was diganosed with RCC stage 4 with mets to the lung, thyroid, several lymph nodes, and the bone of my upper right arm. All in total it has been 12 years of financially, emotinally, and physically fighting this horrible desease. But I still have my sense of humour.

     

    Dancnbear

  • Footstomper
    Footstomper Member Posts: 1,237

    3 Cancers

    Within a 3+ year period I was diagnosed with melanoma, kidney, and prostate cancer all not related to each other. 5 years after that I was diganosed with RCC stage 4 with mets to the lung, thyroid, several lymph nodes, and the bone of my upper right arm. All in total it has been 12 years of financially, emotinally, and physically fighting this horrible desease. But I still have my sense of humour.

     

    Dancnbear

    Cancers

     

    3 Cancers at once? I think you're just being greedy

  • dancnbear1
    dancnbear1 Member Posts: 86

    Cancers

     

    3 Cancers at once? I think you're just being greedy

    2 at once but a total of 3

    2 at once but a total of 3 different types all not related.

  • rainsandpours
    rainsandpours Member Posts: 136
    Yes, me. Thyroid,

    Yes, me.

     

    Thyroid, 2012

    Kidney, 2013 

    Phyllodes tumor, 2014

    Colon polyps (benign, but premalignant change), 2015

    Suspected melanoma, surgery in March, 2016.

     

    My situation is very unusual though as I have a rare genetic condition called Cowden Syndrome.  I'm likely to be diagnosed with several more cancers before age 50.