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Is Having Hodgkin's Lymphoma And Bone Cancer At The Same Time Common?

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Is Having Hodgkin's Lymphoma And Bone Cancer At The Same Time Common?

Postby Ricweard » Sun Mar 15, 2015 3:41 pm

I have Hodgkin's Lymphoma currently and I've battled it twice before. I have been in remission after each new occurrence. The Hodgkin's has come back in my abdomen and is stable. I have recently discovered that I have bone cancer in my leg. This is an entirely new cancer and not metastasized from the other. I am scared. What type of treatment is normal for this type of situation? Am I going to be able to come back from this?
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Is Having Hodgkin's Lymphoma And Bone Cancer At The Same Time Common?

Postby Norwel » Sun Mar 15, 2015 5:31 pm

I am assuming that you have been diagnosed with a second primary sarcoma . . there are different types of bone cancer . . survival will depend on the type of tumor, stage, grade, location, response to first line treatment, overall health, and age.

It is not 'common' . . but there are reports in the literature of a second primary cancer (including bone cancers) occurring after treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma. Sometimes the tumor is located in a place radiation occurred but sometimes there is no 'explanation' . . there is also some speculation that a primary bone sarcoma after treatment for Hodgkins Lymphoma may be genetic and your family should be checked for hereditary cancers.

It's difficult to answer your specific questions as far as treatment is concerned . . your doctor is the best person to answer that question since he has examined you and knows the entire circumstances of your case. But . . in general . . there is treatment for sarcoma with the goal being surgical removal whenever possible . . it really depends on how advanced the disease has become and if there is any metastatic disease. But there is treatment. You should ask to see a sarcoma specialist as sarcoma should be treated by someone familiar with the disease.
If patient is healthy enough they would follow the first line protocol for the type of bone cancer they have . . (which will be different than the treatment you received for Hodgkins).

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Postby park » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:26 am

No, thats not commen. I suppose there could be some theoretical link between your lymphoma TREATMENTS and the bone cancer.

Chemo/radiation is still relativley new, and the long term effects are not yet to be fully known. They have already linked the devolpement of some cancers to chemo and radiation exposure. But I still would say thats unlikely given the rare nature of bone cancer.

As far as your survival aspects, that really depends on the specifics on the bone cancer themselves. You have already beating hodgkins twice, and granted thats a highly treatable disease, but your body clearly resopnds well to the treatment.

Best of luck!
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Postby tyreece53 » Mon Mar 16, 2015 3:52 am

Not common.
The treatment depends on the type of bone cancer you have.
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Postby Kafeel » Wed Mar 18, 2015 7:24 am


Hodgkin's disease is a type of lymphoma. Lymphoma is cancer of lymph tissue found in the lymph nodes, spleen, liver, and bone marrow. The disease can spread to nearby lymph nodes. Later it may spread to the lungs, liver or bone marrow. The cause is unknown. Your cancer in the bone has obviously been checked out for you to state that it has not metastasized from your Hodgkin?s. Bone cancer ? osteosarcoma - is referred to as primary bone cancer if it has originated in the bone. Primary bone cancer is a very rare cancer. It is most common in the young, which is unusual for cancers. Osteosarcomas are generally diagnosed in teenagers or young adults. It is very rare before the teenage years. The stage of a cancer is important when deciding on treatment. The most common staging system for bone cancer is number staging, from 1 to 3. Stage 1 bone cancer is low grade and has not spread. Stage 1A is completely inside the bone. Doctors may call it ?intracompartmental?. Stage 1B has grown through the bone wall. Doctors may call it ?extracompartmental?. Stage 2 bone cancer is high grade but has not spread. It is divided into 2A and 2B in the same way as stage 1. Stage 3 bone cancer is bone cancer of any grade that has spread to other bones or any other body organ. The most common place for bone cancer to spread is the lungs. The types of treatment choices include surgery, radio therapy and chemo therapy. This will have to be discussed between you and your doctor, and should include you parents and your partner, if you have one. Your prognosis can only be ascertained by your medical staff who have all the test and examination results. I wish you well.


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Many diseases and conditions share common symptoms.

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