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Benefits of Neoadjuvant Chemo

12 years 1 month ago #16441 by Patricia
Thanks Zach...but those were all T2..G3...or already known into the nodes......so i suspect that a T2 low grade if all scans are clean seem to indicate to the various surgeons to wait until after cystectomy and node removal. Everything that the NCI has is outdated. Pat

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12 years 1 month ago #16435 by fearandfight
Rosemary neodjuvant chemotherapy doesn't fit in the search box on the home page so that doesn't work. Joe ;)

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12 years 1 month ago #16434 by Rosemary
Pat, et al,

If you will go to the forum main page and type in "neodjuvant chemotherapy" into the SEARCH box, you will find 4 threads where this subject has previously been discussed. You will find some replies in these threads by both Wendy and Cynthia.

This is just a way for somebody who doesn't know much about the subject trying to shed some light. (I'm learning slowly, though...)

Best regards,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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12 years 1 month ago #16432 by Patricia
Well i think its just now either low grade or high grade...the former 1 and 2's are now low grade and the 3's and 4's high grade. But whatever, I don't want to give out information that is obsolete and its so hard to find current information sometimes without going directly to some of the sources. For instance we have a person on the forum right now that is scheduled for a cystectomy at a very prestigious medical center in California and she has progressed to a T2 and possible grade 2 or 3...??? not an exact science huh. No mention of chemo made to her beforehand and she is understandably concerned after reading these posts. So there must be a big variable in there somewhere? I'm just trying to figure out what it is?
Pat

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12 years 1 month ago #16429 by fearandfight
Well Pat now that they have yanked the G2 you are either G1 or G3, and Stage 2 some folks have had the RC so I really don't know what to say other then it is the decision of the individual or a Dr's recommendation. Dr. Schoenberg did his residency under my surgeon Dr.Malkowicz so I would definitely respect his decision with your T2 G2 status 5 years ago. I have spoke to Dr. Malkowicz about Dr. Schoenberg and he has nothing but the best to say about the man he is also a great surgeon as we all know and all these top guns know each other. At the time I was just asking Dr. Malkowicz if he knew Dr. Schoenberg and that's when I found out he did his residency at the U of P. Joe ;)

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