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A 43-year-old member asked:

could you tell me if someone has 2 types of cancer at the same time, is it harder to heal?

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Dr. Jefferson Chen
Neurosurgery 34 years experience
Yes, usually: The reason that it may be more difficult to heal two types of cancer is that they may be in difficult locations and it may require different modes of treatment.For example, one cancer may be in the brain and the other in the foot.Physically being at such a distance may require 2 separate surgeries. Furthermore, different cancers may require different chemotherapy.More chemo makes it harder to heal.

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Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal ca?

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Dr. Herbert Duvivier
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No: Although both are breast cancers they are different in the significance attached to them. Lobular carcinoma is more likely to be larger, lymph node positive and estrogen positive then invasive ductal. A study in the ann surg oncol. 2010 jul;17(7):1862-9. Epub 2010 feb 17 suggests that invasive lobular carcinoma has a better prognosis stage for stage than invasive ductal carcinoma.
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Is it possible for a person to be diagnosed with two different types of cancer at the same time?

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Is invasive lobular carcinoma the same as invasive ductal carcinoma?

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Different: Lobular carcinoma is less common and often does not form a lump. Please see these sites for more information. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/invasive-lobular-carcinoma/ds01063 http://www.Mayoclinic.Com/health/breast-cancer/ds00328.
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Is endomtrical cancer the same as ulterine cancer?

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Yes & No: The most common cancer of the uterus / uterine cancer is endometrial adenocarcinoma. A host of other cancers can arise in the uterus. In saying this, I am ignoring cancer of the uterine cervix, or "cervical cancer". It's good to know exactly what type of cancer may be present. Good luck.
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Can smoking weed give you the same cancer risk as smoking cigarettes?

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