Are We At Higher Risk For Cancers
Posted 17 February 2007 - 03:51 AM
Oh the things that run through my mind when I've only had one cup of coffee....
Thanks and hope everyone has a great weekend.
Posted 17 February 2007 - 05:23 AM
So, how does it feel to be a married woman? I hope you and your new hubby had a great wedding day.
I looked around on our Sclero A to Z website to see if I could find an answer for you, and here is a link on Cancer and Scleroderma
You will see there that it says scleroderma may be associated with an increased incidence of cancer including breast cancer, B-Cell lymphoma, lung cancer and tongue cancer. There is some interesting reading here.
I hope this helps a bit.
Posted 19 February 2007 - 11:46 PM
I think that it's possible to have multiple chronic diseases. When I was finally diagnosed with CREST my doctor told me that 1 in 200 people get a chronic illness in their lifetime and that scleroderma was like having 20 to 30 chronic illnesses at once. Makes sense if you break it down to all the different individual symptoms we get with scleroderma and the wide variations of this disease.
ISN Archive Committee Chair
International Scleroderma Network
Posted 20 February 2007 - 03:26 PM
I had a basal cell cancer above my eyebrow a few years back, which the dermatologist said was partly due to me having scleroderma and an immune system which could be better! He gave me a cream for this which he explained harnessed the body's natural defences to kill cancer cells. It worked well too.
Recently I have had two precancerous lesions on my hands for which he gave me another cream, which was different to the last one, and he said it had the substance in it which was used as chemotherapy for bowel cancer! He didn't want to operate on my skin if possible, but he said he would if he had to. But the cream worked again, so that was good!
Scleroderma doesn't leave any part of us alone does it?!
Posted 20 February 2007 - 04:14 PM