Is it poss to have more than 1 type of Cancer? I w... - Tenovus

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Is it poss to have more than 1 type of Cancer? I was diagnosed with low grade Non Hodgekins Lymphoma 2 yrs ago. currently on watch and wait.


I now have a 'mass' on the ovary which does not appear to be a cyst. Had a CT scan and waiting for the results of CA125 blood tests. Having a MRI scan on Thursday. The CT scan shows that it is not fluid so unlikely to be a cyst.

I am 53 and post menopausal.

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hi, I am no expert but if you google NHL and Ovaries it does bring a page about it, it can go to the ovary but rarely.

this is the page i found about ovarian NHL. hope it helps:) keep us posted x

Hi thanks very much for your question. Someone from our Cancer Support Team will be in touch shortly to answer your question and provide more info, Jo


Maura, our Health and Wellbeing Development Manager, has said:

There is no established link with Non Hodgekin’s Lymphoma and Ovarian Cancer but lymphoma can occur anywhere in the body. If the tests reveal that the lump is a lymphoma then the same treatment option of watch and wait may be the most appropriate.

The CA 125 blood test looks for the CA125 tumour or biomarker which is a substance that is found in greater concentration in the tumour cells than in any other cells of the body. I know it is a hugely anxious time when waiting for tests or test results but in this case the only way to have an accurate diagnosis would be to wait for further tests. Should you wish to talk to anyone to find out more about ovarian cancer you can call our Freephone Cancer Support Line on 0808 808 1010.

We hope this helps,


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Thanks Jo, I am trying not to cross bridges before I get to them but it is hard........had MRI scan on Thursday and I will get the results on Wednesday 25th. I will let you know how it turns out.

Thanks again Pauline

Hi, Sorry to hear about your trouble,

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