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7 years 7 months ago - 7 years 7 months ago #37528 by Patricia
Dana,
here is a top Uro in Athens
http://www.croesoffice.org/ONGOINGPROJECTS/GreenlightLaserstudy/SteeringCommitteeLaser/GerasimosAlivizatos/tabid/106/Default.aspx
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Dr. Alivizatos is an Associate Professor in the Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, at the Medical School of Kapodistriakon University in Athens, Greece

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7 years 7 months ago #37494 by mmc
Dana,

Did he get the pathology report back yet? What does it say?

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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7 years 7 months ago #37493 by mmc
Dana,

This might be worth checking out:

EUROMEDICA BLUE CROSS
Vizyi - Vyzantos 1
Thessaloniki, GR 54636

Tel: 2310-966000, 2310-966100
Fax: 2310-966200
http://www.kianous-stavros.gr/el/epikoinwnia/

While my browser can translate their web pages, I can't translate the pdf file they have on the urology department but it seems they have specific expertise in treating bladder cancer.

Here is a link to their urology information.
http://www.kianous-stavros.gr/pdf/ourologiko-tmhma.pdf .

I'd suggest also asking his current urologist, where is the best place for bladder cancer treatment in Greece or the neighboring countries. Call the hospital, get the urology department and see if you can get biographies of the bladder cancer specialists. You can usually tell based on the number of papers they've written on bladder cancer specifically, the number of surgeries they do for bladder cancer, etc.

It appears from other searching that I've done that Greece is a country with a pretty high incidence of bladder cancer (most attribute that to the high incidence of smoking in Greece) so it seems you should have some pretty good docs there with a specialization.

Hope this helps some.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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7 years 7 months ago #37491 by DougG
Dana,

I cannot answer any of your questions, but I can tell you that Doug was diagnosed in 2001 at the age of 44 with superficial bladder cancer. He is doing well and has been cancer free almost 2 years now, so there is HOPE! My prayers are with both you and your husband.

Anita

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7 years 7 months ago #37490 by mmc
Dana,

I'm not aware of the top docs in Greece or neighboring countries. I'm hoping one of the other Europeans who read the site will chime in with suggestions. Otherwise, it's just research. You want a doc that specializes in bladder cancer.

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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7 years 7 months ago #37483 by Herb
Hi Dana:

Hang in there, you are no alone and as you can see there are people who have experience and knowledge that will be of help. I am 72 years old and I am bladder, prostate, cancer survivor and have been helped by many people on this blog. I think spouses, (wives or husbands) of cancer patients really have the most difficult of jobs but without my wife I would have been lost and her support, help and love made all the difference --- so I am glad you have come to the blog and I hope process will go well for you and your husband. Herb†

Age 72 had radical 9/11/10 have conduit everything is fine, grateful to be a cancer survivor. Lost Dad and Brother to Cancer both in their 50's.

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