second cancer

second cancer

Oncology A 1º CA that is either a new CA in a different organ in a Pt with a Hx of a first CA or a new CA linked to prior cancer therapy. See Occult cancer.
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Editor's Note: "People who are cured of head and neck cancer are still at very high risk for a second cancer in their mouth or throat, and, unfortunately, these second cancers are commonly fatal," noted Dr.
Ten years after his treatment he was then diagnosed with Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma and after the chemotherapy failed he sadly died he had only survived for 10 months after this second cancer which was unrelated to prostate cancer.
Patients who died within 30 days of urothelial cancer diagnosis and patients who were diagnosed with a second cancer within 30 days were excluded from analysis to mitigate an ascertainment bias.
In the Lancet last year, a study of cancer patients treated five or more years earlier found 8% developed a second cancer years later related to radiation treatment of the first cancer, mainly breast and prostate cancers.
But nearly 20 percent of patients treated as children develop a second cancer within 30 years.
The risk of a second cancer was highest for patients treated at a younger age and for organs exposed to higher radiation doses, and it increased with time from diagnosis.
We excluded hematological cancers from both the first and second cancer sites because of potential confounding by chemotherapy," the investigators said.
Washington, Mar 20 (ANI): Rare mutations in the ataxia telangiectasia mutated (ATM) gene, combined with radiation exposure, might put a woman more at risk of developing a second cancer in the opposite breast, according to a study.
Women whose second cancer outbreak was found before symptoms appeared were 27% to 47% more likely to survive over a 25-year period than those whose tumours were detected at a later stage.
THE world's biggest insurer AIG are under fire for refusing to pay a second cancer victim's policy.
The second Cancer Research UK golf tournament has been organised in memory of George Faulkner, a chef who died from pancreatic cancer in 2005.
GOLFING legend Padraig Harrington has revealed he has been hit by a SECOND cancer scare.