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Second Primaries

 

Those of us with Larynx Cancer seem more likely to get second primary cancers of the type that could be caused by the same things that caused our larynx cancer. Lung cancer and Esophageal cancer are two extremely likely ones in addition to other head and neck cancers. We are providing sites where you may find more information:

 


 

LUNG CANCER

 

Possible Benefit From Online Genetic Testing For Lung Cancer 6/30/09
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090630132003.htm
 
National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/lung
 
MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/lungcancer.html
 
American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/
 
American Cancer Society  Forum for Lung Cancer Survivors
http://csn.cancer.org/forum/129
 
CancerCare
http://www.lungcancer.org/
 
UAB Lung Cancer Working Group

The UAB Lung Cancer Working Group is a multidisciplinary team consisting of thoracic-lung surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, pathologists, pharmacologists, biostatisticians and research oncology nurses. One of the main goals of the working group is to develop novel therapeutic strategies for the treatment of lung cancer. Different clinical trials are being conducted by this group, including phase I, II and III trials. This multidisciplinary team will promptly evaluate new patients for therapy.
http://www.uab.edu/medicine/pulmonary/patient-care/lung-cancer-program
 
Lung Cancer Alliance recognizes the need for some patients and their caregivers to discuss issues associated with lung cancer.

http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/facing/support_groups.html

 

 


ESOPHAGEAL CANCER

 

 

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Excellent section for information on determining esophageal-cancer risk

In the first and longest observational study of its kind, Dr. Thomas Vaughan and colleagues found that aspirin and other nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, may significantly reduce the risk of esophageal cancer among people with Barrett's esophagus. The eight-year study found that current users of NSAIDs faced one-third the risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma as compared to patients who never used the drugs.

Please talk with your doctor about this.

( Esophageal cancer is more often squamous cell carcinoma than adenocarcinoma. Our laryngeal cancers have about 90-95% squamous cell and a very small percentage of adeno, also. Standardly, not smoking and drinking, losing weight if you are heavy, and treating for acid reflux are the main tools to fight cancer of this type. Comment from editor, PS)

http://www.fhcrc.org/research/diseases/esophageal_cancer/index.html

 


 

Vanderbilt University - a 20 minute introduction to esophageal cancer by a team of doctors and nurses at the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center. It covers definitions, diagnosis and treatment, the surgical process, pain management, eating, talking, and clinical trials.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ei4cOvFIqPY

 


 

MedlinePlus
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/esophagealcancer.html

 

MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/esophageal_cancer/article.htm

 


 

National Cancer Institute
http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/esophageal
 

 

 

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