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 Im just wondering when youre a smoker.?
when does lung cancer hit you?
and how many cigarettes are in a black and mild?...


 How do you choose between fighting for life, or living with what you have????
My grandfather is really sick. He's been battling with his health since October, he has overcome so many obsitcles, however now they've found cancer and give him 6 months to live without ...


 When will idie ? Iam a cancer patient in great pain.When will idie and get peace?
matastassis is getting worse day by day. Iam on heavy pain ...


 Do you think the Smoking will kill you at last?
Ahhhhhhhhh, I can't quit it.!!!! Any suggestions?...


 I have a lymp node on my left neck and armpit,they are small but hard.Are this what ?Can i have your opinion..
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 What percentage of smokers get lung cancer?
We always hear 90% of lung cancer is caused by smoking, but not how many smokers get lung cancer....


 Whats the average amount of time it takes to start chemo after a cancer diagnosis?
I know it varies but does anyone have an idea?...


 Tomorrow will either be a great day...or perhaps the worse day for my mom and I..just need to vent..?
I just need some good thoughts sent my way..right now.. Late Tuesday eve.. my mom and I will find out if dad cancer is gone ..thanks to surgery 2 weeks ago for a cancerous tumor in his colon.(which ...


 Anyone else lose a parent to lung cancer?
I lost my dad in January. He was on home hospice and was on morphine due to pain in his spine (where the tumor metastasized).

Do you feel your parent is watching over you? My dad said he ...


 How do I know if I have prostate cancer?
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 Colon cancer?
I am 22 and had a baby 3 months ago. I started to be constipated after that for awhile, and then started taking fiber and it helped. When preg I got external hemmoroids that burned and itched.mThey ...


 Swollen Glands in Neck?
I've had a swollen gland in my neck since July. I went to the doctor a few times and she thought it was allergy related. well finally last month they wanted to run a CT scan on it. It came back ...


 Does anyone know how long a CAT SCAN takes?
My mother was taken in for a cat scan 3 hours ago, I know NOTHING about them, I'm curious as to how long they take, a friend told me 6 hours, is this true?...


 Should cancer research be a global priority or are there more important global issues to pay attention to?
Cindy Crawford believes that cancer research should be a global priority, and the majority of people that answered Crawford's question support her (but mostly based for Crawford, only the US ...


 Brain tumor?
I got a brain scan done 2 and a half years ago because i was getting dizzy and it was clear. Could a brain tumor have developed between then and now?...


 What is it that causes cancer?
eating healthy and doing sports may prevent from cancer?...


 Does anyone know anything about pancreatic cancer?
My grandmother was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer about last November. I did research, but it didn't help very much. So I was just wondering does anyone know the average life span for a ...


 I have no idea but help me?
Okay my great great grandma had Breast cancer i think.....( well lets Say Cancer) My dad's side has cholesteral problems and diabeties and skin cancer i need help im scared and confused will i ...


 I heard that drinking water that has sat in a car and got hot can give women breast cancer... is that true?
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 How can i boost/improve my immune system? are there any special foods/exercises/diet changes u can reccomend?
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Is it possible for a person to have two or three different types of cancer all at the same time?
                     





i_wanna_be_your_babygirl_tonite2
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Usually you have the main cancer , for example lung cancer . It then travels through the body forming secondary cancers and beyond . My grandfather died in 2004 with bone , liver and lung cancer . So yes it is possible to have more than one cancer in your body but usually it stems from the primary cancer that was diagnosed .


Cycman
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When a person's cancer originates in one organ (e.g. lung), and metastasizes to other organs, (e.g. liver, bones, brain), it does not mean he/she then has 4 types of cancers. Medically, he is considered to have lung cancer which has spread to other organs (so really, only one type of cancer).

Having said that, it is possible for a person to have more than one type of cancer at the same time. Although this is quite rare, and the probability becomes extraordinarily small for 3, 4 or more different types of cancer (that doesn't orginate from the same cancer type).


charlie
I believe that it not different types but the same cancer that just spreads. My mum died two weeks ago of kidney cancer which spread to her liver and lung. But if you did have two or three types it would be incurable anyway. once its in more than one spot it is very hard to treat successfully


scott w
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I work with a guy who's mom died last year she had 5 or 6 different kinds of cancer


Party Girl
Yes, one of my friend's grandma has 2 different cancers right now. It's really serious. For all you people, be thankful you don't.


Mim
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Yes. My father had lymph, bone and lung cancer. All at the same time.


Mignon F
Yes it is. My father started with bladder cancer and died with from a different type of cancer that was in his lungs and not due to smoking.


Panda
Yes. Some people have more than one type of cancer that they battle. Some also develop secondary cancers after the first cancer has been successfully treated. I know three kids who beat their sarcoma but have since developed leukemia (one died, one is in treatment, and the third is in remission from both sarcoma and leukemia).

There is also a disease that predisposes children to many different types of cancer . . called Fanconi anemia. This is a hereditary disease and most children or adults with this disease are at risk to develop MDS, Acute myeloid leukemia, liver, and head and neck, esophageal, gastrointestinal, vulvar and anal cancers.

Fanconi Anemia
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000334.htm


tarkarri
The basic answer is yes.

A person can have a single cancer, that metastasizes (spreads) to different areas.

A person can develop 2 totally unrelated cancers.

A person can even develop 2 different types of cancer cells at the same site!

I had 2 types of cancer forming my tumour, one compleatly encapsulating the other - a bit like a hard boiled egg with the yolk encapsulated by the white.


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