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.