Question Diagnosed with colon cancer 10 years ago. Tumor successfully removed.Dukes Classificaton B. 6 months of chemo. 7 months ago a massive tumor of 6inches by 6 inches and 1 inch deep removed from upper back/shoulder. Report said Sebaceous Carcinoma and Muire-Torre syndrome. Feel very ill by times and have no strength with "stomach pain", although it might be colon. Scheduled for colonoscopy and gastroscopy in Feb. Do not want to go for radiotherapy, because hospital is very far. Tired of the struggle. What is the survival rate? Age 65. Thank you very much
Answer If indeed you do have a Muire-Torre syndrome there is a connection between your colon cancer and this new sebaceous cancer. The link is probably genetic. BUT your sebaceous cancer is NOT directly connected to your colon cancer. It is an entirely new cancer and MUST be treated on its own! Such cancers are usually rather aggressive and my advice is that you should NOT say no to any kind of suggested treatment including radiation therapy!!! These are also rather rare tumors so I can not give you any precise percentage predictions. To improve your chances please accept ALL treatments suggested! Good luck!
I`m a doctor of medicine and a specialist in radiation therapy and medical oncology. I have long experience with regards to this cancer.
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