What is the universal sign for cancer survivor?

Please explain. There is no universal sign for being a cancer survivor. Because of the different types of cancer affecting different organs, being a survivor can look differently among different patients.

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My grandfather 73/m is a cancer survivor. Recently they found he had a cavitary lesion in his right lung. Is it a sign that the cancer is back?

It could be, or he could have TB, sarcoidosis or infection as in a lung abscess. It does not have to be cancer returning. See Oncologist and I assume they will do biopsy of lesion. Read more...
Possible. This is very likely. The other possibility is infection. He needs to be seen rather quickly to determine the cause and get the proper treatment. Read more...
Possibly. What kind of cancer did he have? If it is a cancer that typically causes cavitary lesions(e.g. lung cancer), then tumor recurrence becomes a distinct possibility. If it is a cancer that rarely involves the lungs(e.g. prostate), it may be more likely due to another cause, of which there are many. Talk to your doc about next steps. Read more...