Quick Answer: Can you have cancer in two places?

Can cancer start in multiple places?

Cancer can spread to almost every part of the body. Some types of cancer tend to spread to certain parts of the body. For example: Breast cancer tends to spread to the bones, liver, lungs, chest wall, and brain.

Can cancer spread anywhere?

When cancer spreads, it’s called metastasis. In metastasis, cancer cells break away from where they first formed, travel through the blood or lymph system, and form new tumors in other parts of the body. Cancer can spread to almost anywhere in the body.

Can you have two unrelated cancers?

A second cancer is a new cancer that’s unrelated to any previous cancer diagnosis. It’s a completely different type of cancer. Sometimes the new cancer is in the same organ or area of the body as the first cancer.

Can cancer be cured if it has spread?

Cancers that have spread are often thought of as advanced when they can’t be cured or controlled with treatment. Not all metastatic cancers are advanced cancers. Some cancers, such as testicular cancer, can spread to other parts of the body and still be very curable.

What is the fastest cancer?

In the United States, primary liver cancer has become the fastest growing cancer in terms of incidence, in both men and women.

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What causes cancer to spread fast?

Fastest- and slowest-spreading cancers

Cancer cells that have more genetic damage (poorly differentiated) usually grow faster than cancer cells with less genetic damage (well differentiated).

What causes multiple cancers?

Different mechanisms such as family history, genetic defects, hormonal factors, alcohol, tobacco, and environmental influences have been implicated in the development of multiple primary cancers.

Can you have 3 cancers at once?

Unfortunately a person can be diagnosed with two different types of primary cancer. This might be at different times in their life, or more unusually at the same time.