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2.07% of the posts that mention Sjogren's Syndrome also mention Cancer (1,118 posts)
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Treatments such as Prednisone and Prednisolone are used both for Cancer and Sjogren's Syndrome.


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Cancer , medically called a malignancy neoplasm, is a term for a large group of different diseases. In cancer, cell (biology)s divide and grow uncontrollably, forming malignant tumors, and invade nearby parts of the body. The cancer may also metastasis to more distant parts of the body ... Read more on Wikipedia

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Sj gren's syndrome , also known as "Jan Mikulicz-Radecki disease" and "Sicca syndrome", is a systemic autoimmune disease in which immune cells attack and destroy the exocrine glands that produce tears and saliva.It is named after Swedish ophthalmology Henrik Sj gren (1899–1986), wh... Read more on Wikipedia

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By Peggy Line
August 10, 2013
Peggy Line wrote
I just had a lip biopsy and the result was positive for Sjorgen's. I have been experiencing extreme fatigue and muscle and joint pain. I start chemo on Wednesday. I'm very nervous about it. I have severe allergies to several medications and just got out of the hospital do to lip, throat and tongue swelling. I now carry 2 Epi-Pens wherever I go, I first developed a severe rash all over my body. It itched so much I would actually cause bleeding from scratching. I have fibromyalgia, thyroid problems, and sleep apnea. My feeling sluggish, hurting in my joints has been going on since 2009 when I was told I had Valley Fever and spent a week in the hospital. My life has not been comfortable due to so much pain. I have experienced fainting many times and thus far doctor's don't know why. They did find.out that my aortic valve is leaking. I'm scared!! I have had 2 surgeries on my eyes and have been told Sjorgen's can cause cornea problems. My surgeries was for cornea degeneration. I also had cataract surgeries in October due to a severe fall at work and blunt force trauma to my face and eyes. Does anyone have positive stories about living with Sjorgen's? Thank you. My best to everyone dealing with this and other diseases.
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What patients are saying about Cancer and Sjogren's Syndrome

1,118 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
expected.  Of course it helped that they got all the cancer...
...surgery as pain meds make me sick. I must say, because of my Sjogrens I dreaded surgery and was really nervous about my dryness but it turned out much better than I expected.  Of course it...
P.S. I will be celebrating 2 years post treatment and cancer...
...years into Tamoxifen, it was the chemo that affected my Sjogrens, not the radiation. It really reduced my saliva...it was intolerable ...P.S. I will be celebrating 2 years post treatment and can...
Cytoxan is relatively safe but is more apt to cause cancer...
...wasn't enough to help me wean off the prednisone. About 4 years ago I went on Cellcept and that helped me tremendously. I was finally able to start to wean off the presnisone. Cytoxan is...
I am being treated with Plaqenil, Evoxac and Methotrexate...
...survivor...7 years and counting. I am being treated with Plaqenil, Evoxac and Methotrexate. I do take a Flexeril for my muscles and on a lot of meds for my stomach/esophagus. I have dealt...
me to reduce the prednisone. Cytoxan is an old Cancer...
...much. I then started on Cytoxan which stopped the progression of Boop. I have since switched to Cellcept which has allowed me to reduce the prednisone. Cytoxan is an old Cancer drug. Check out...
last night and had my usual panic about my husband's cancer...
...prednisone injection (ouch) and made appointment for another one in 4 weeks.  She hopes this will carry me over until my methotrexate kicks in. Went to bed last night and had my usual panic about m...
more with Sjogren's than they did when they had cancer...
...control your symptoms, but I wonder if it could be making your depression worse. My mother-in-law had been on predisone for over two years for severe arthritis when it started to cause terrible moo...
not like Methotrexate, made me sick. ITs a cancer drug used...
...Sjogrens? I had that DX then the next Rhuemy took it away because the labs didnt show it. The first Rheumy was so sure but she moved. I was put on Plaquenil ...Methotrexate, made me sick...
stop taking Accutane. It was made for cancer patients. I...
Please, stop taking Accutane. It was made for cancer patients. I Am just finding out it has given me sjogrens disease and thyroid problems. Dry...
doses than is used for chemotherapy in the case of cancer...
...other things for my Sjogren's. Of all the stuff I take it is probably the least dangerous drug. It is given in much smaller doses than is used for chemotherapy in the case...