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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Newly identified germline variations in a key tumor suppressor gene predispose individuals to develop leukemia as children and leave them with a 1-in-4 chance of developing a second cancer later.
According to the company, this represents the second cancer project to emerge from its in-house discovery efforts in oncology.
Current tamoxifen users had a 66 percent lower risk for a second cancer after four years, compared with women who did not take tamoxifen.
An increasing number of cancer survivors develop a second cancer in a different tissue or location years after successful treatment.
This is the second Cancer Patient Experience Survey carried out by the Welsh Government and Macmillan Cancer Support.
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.
These participants perceived a second cancer risk as a real-life danger.
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.