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8 years 3 months ago #37771 by Lynda
Dana -

I was diagnosed with a non-invasive tumor at first as well, but at surgery the tumor was much bigger and had started to invade the bladder wall.

That said, I agree with Babsiebob 100%. This is a huge stumbling block for you and your husband but you will overcome it. Start today and get your 2nd or 3rd opinion, whatever you need to make a decision on your next course of treatment and get it done. I know you feel overwhelmed right now and just want to curl in a little ball and pretend it's not happening, but you need to keep moving and being a part of your husbands cancer team.

Agressive treatment starts with you. Keep asking questions and let us help you. We can pray and help from a distance, but you and your husband are in charge(and don't let any Dr. tell you otherwise)!



3 years UTIs
Indiana Pouch - July 2010
Pulmonary Met. - May 2011
Chemo started June 2011

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8 years 3 months ago #37770 by Babsiebob
Dear Dana
I was diagnosed with very aggressive muscle invasive bladder cancer 3 years ago. I had a radical cystectomy with an ileal conduit and I have been cancer free for 3 years. I just went to cancer doc yesterday and he is very pleased with my progress. This is a very curable disease. Yes, you will be able to get through this.
Good luck

Dx 4-28-08
pT3a no mo
Rc with Ileal Conduit on 6-09-08
2nd surgery on 6-27-09 for ureter leak
Renal failure on 7-01-09 nephy tube and then stent on 7-09-09
so far so good

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8 years 3 months ago #37768 by Dana
Hi, I haven't been on the blog for a while as I have been ruuning around with my husband to various doctors.
Some of you know my situation but a month ago my husband was diagnosed with non invasive aggresive cancer, we were about to enter hospital to have a second procedure done to remove tumors, the first was done a month ago. The doctor assured us that there was no problem as the cancer was non ivasive.
Today my whole world has come tumbling down, my husband had a cat scan that showed the cancer had invaded the walls of the bladder (even though the biopsy showed nothing of the sort).
I am at my wits end, can someone tell me please and honestly, is this something we will be able to get through.
I honestly believe that there is no hope and that my husband will die, I am so afraid.

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