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PT2 muscle invasive carcinoma in situ.

3 years 7 months ago #49330 by Lucy
Hi Cynthia,
Thank you for your reply. We live is California, near Sacramento. The urologist claims to have done many cystectomy surgeries but it's worth checking into. Thanks again

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3 years 7 months ago #49325 by Cynthia
I am sorry you need to be here but welcome. This sis something you need to talk to your doctor about make a list of your questions and take them with you. I don't know where you are seeking treatment but make sure they do a high volume of the diversion your husband is having done. You also might consider a second opinion at a major center to cover your bases if you let the group know the state you live in I am sure you will get suggestions.
We had a user in her sixties years back who had polio as a child and had the very same diagnosis your husband has she did very well and has gone one to do very well.
I hope this helps a bit we are here if you need us.

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3 years 7 months ago #49323 by Lucy
Hi, I'm new to the forum. My husband was recently diagnosed with PT2 muscle invasive high-grade transitional cell carcinoma with carcinomas in situ. The doctors recommend chemo and radical cystectomy(removing the bladder). He is 73 years old and has some underlying health issues(polio as a child). He's fearful the treatment and surgery will further weaken his health condition. I'm very interested in hearing your experiences and advice.

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