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Is sarcoidosis a type of cancer?

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Dr. Marci Dietrich
Bariatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is not considered a cancer.
It is a disease of unknown etiology. It can be described as a non-casesating granulomatous disease. It is difficult to diagnose. It was thought that having sarcoid increased a patient's chance of cancer, esp. Lymphoma, but several recent articles dispute this claim. The absolute diagnosis is made by biopsy of a nodule, possibly in the lung region. Etc....

In brief: Sarcoidosis

Sarcoidosis is not considered a cancer.
It is a disease of unknown etiology. It can be described as a non-casesating granulomatous disease. It is difficult to diagnose. It was thought that having sarcoid increased a patient's chance of cancer, esp. Lymphoma, but several recent articles dispute this claim. The absolute diagnosis is made by biopsy of a nodule, possibly in the lung region. Etc....
Dr. Marci Dietrich
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Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nope

Inflammatory disease.

In brief: Nope

Inflammatory disease.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Dr. Ari Weitzner
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Dr. William Constad
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

Sarcoidosis is a connective tissue disorder. It can cause a largevariety of symptoms, from breathing difficulties to inflammation in the eye.

In brief: No

Sarcoidosis is a connective tissue disorder. It can cause a largevariety of symptoms, from breathing difficulties to inflammation in the eye.
Dr. William Constad
Dr. William Constad
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