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2 years 9 months ago #50761 by jroza1
Cynthia,
You bring up an interesting point. I do know that a great fluid to constantly drink is water and that I should (as we all should) cut back on coffee and other caffeine rich diuretics. After a TURBT and with BCG, what are food and drinks to stay away from?

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2 years 9 months ago #50760 by Cynthia
Welcome to our community. Sara Anne is right those of us that have been around know that there are a lot of variables that small studies do not take into account. Water quality and work environment can be just a few not taken into consideration and could have a large impact on a studies results. Also note that these are not studies on people who already have BLC and if it would help keep reacurrance at bay.

Medical MJ shows promise in a lot of areas but a lot of research needs to be done to know the specifics.
It can be of help in certain situations but with this or any alternative therapy talk to your doctor to arrive at your conclusions. If you do decide to us MMJ talk to your provider about vaporizing it as it is believed to be easier on your lungs.

There are many things we can do to try to reduce our possibility of reacurrance, quiteing smoking, diet, exercise and a pure source of water are important for cancer survivors and could go a long way offering all of us a better quality of life.

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
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2 years 9 months ago #50759 by jroza1
Ok... Here is the original study http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0090429514012060

If you have a subscription to Urology Magazine http://www.goldjournal.net/article/S0090-4295(14)01211-4/abstract

Huffington Post on an earlier study
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/13/marijuana-bladder-cancer_n_3267486.html

National Institute of Health
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25623697

The journal of Oncology:
http://www.cancernetwork.com/genitourinary-cancers/cannabis-linked-decreased-bladder-cancer-risk

My point is - while for expediency I chose the first link (which I said was not reputable, it looks like there is indeed a relationship... Urology, Oncology, and others recognize the relationship.

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2 years 9 months ago #50758 by sara.anne
Josh, this is not a medical site, but a commercial one for the sale of mj products. I wouldn't trust their opinion as far as I could throw it.

Medical marijauna has a place in controlling intractable pain, under medical supervision. To my knowledge, there is not any evidence of what they claim, and, of course, there are no controlled double-blind studies which would be required before any medical claim could be made.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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2 years 9 months ago #50757 by jroza1
I live in california and in my youth was was known to smoke pot (unfortunately lots of cigs too) :-) I saw this report and I am curious as to the reaction... Do we like this? What do we think about this ? Medical Pot is available to me - is it valuable? Worth a shot?

http://www.medicaljane.com/2015/01/31/cannabis-use-associated-with-decreased-likelihood-of-developing-bladder-cancer/

I know this source isn't AMA worthy, but I have seen it published on more reputable sites.

Josh

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