Can sarcoidosis lead to or turn into cancer

Can sarcoidosis lead to cancer
Can sarcoidosis turn into cancer

Sarcoidosis is known to be a cancer mimicking and masking condition, it can follow cancer or develop concurrently with cancer, and significantly increased risk of cancer can affect sufferers of sarcoidosis. The cancers in particular are lung cancer, malignant lymphomas, and cancer in other organs known to be affected by sarcoidosis.

Hairy cell leukemia has been reported as have acute myeloid leukemia, and acute myeloblastic leukemia associated with sarcoidosis. Sarcoidosis is followed by the development of a lymphoproliferative disorder such as non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the sarcoidosis lymphoma syndrome. All this is more than likely attributed to the underlying immune abnormalities that occur during the sarcoidosis disease process.

My song titled ‘Sarcoid’ it is for all of us involved with this condition.

7 responses to “Can sarcoidosis lead to or turn into cancer

  1. can sarcoid affect skeletal system like the vertebre.i have been told I have sarcoid in the mediastinal area suv of 7.8 but now I have been told that my liver may be affected it started out as leasions now metastases.ct scan and mri says leasions pet says metastases then a test was done by a digestive health m.d.he found spots but no abnormalitites visualized portion of the liver or parenchyma.

  2. MRS RV KLEYPAS-SPARROW

    I HAVE PULMONARY SARCOIDOSIS WITH CONGENITAL HEART DISEASE. I HAVE IT ON MY LEGS. I’VE BEEN DIAGNOSED WITH PRECANCEROUS STOMACH POLYPS AND HAVE BEEN HAVING A GREAT DEAL OF ABDOMINAL PAIN.

    MY G.P. SAYS THAT HE EXPECTS ME TO EXERCISE MORE…THE SARCOID IS MAKING ME MORE FATIGUED AND I HAVE OTHER HEALTH ISSUES .

  3. I was diagnosed with sarcodosis. But my legs where swelling up for a whole month didn’t know why told my pcp and she just gave me motrin and I was in crying pain so I got tired of it and went to the hospital and theybtols me I had a mass nodule on my lungs I got scared as he’ll thinking I’m gonna die. Thought I had cancer but after the test that is what I have so I have to see a respiratory specific and I am on a inhaler now called breo I’m shortness of breath and know I have dry spots popping up all over my body and it’s scary because they itch real bad and I looked io pictures N that scared me even more. But I living day by day with it

    • Anna, I was just diagnosed as well and I would love to have someone to talk to about this Sarcoidosis with. Mine started as rash on lower leg and doc decided to biopsy this. Then I was sent to Chicago Hospital to see specialist since the docs in my area were not sure.

      Now I just found out I have an enlarged lymph node in my neck area. Just found out it is more than likely “just sarcoidosis”. Sad part is that it is still scary.

  4. Diagnosed with it in May 2016. Very new to this. If anyone can offer me any advice, both “Positive” and “Negative” including any “Encouragement”, “Motivation”, and “Determination” as well as anything I might be leaving out would be helpful. Please respond to me on Facebook. “Very Much Appreciated” to those who do!

  5. Cruz Pagan jr

    I was diagnosed with sarcoidosis by my dermatologist several years ago. Recently I’m seeing blood, occasionally in the mucous I cough up. The cat scan performed shows a dominant nodule in my upper right lung. What does this mean?

  6. Your comment about sarcoidosis really freaked me. I am sarcoid sufferer. Sarcoid involved lung, brain, sinuses and my liver .

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