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9 years 9 months ago - 9 years 9 months ago #26097 by kittylee
Hi Strange,
I want to share my husbands's similiar story. He also was dx with invasive Bc with RC recommended. We interviewed 3 surgeons in 3 different states. When we made our decisions the surgeon ordered a immediate CT scan although 8 weeks prior a scan showed invasive only Bc. It came back as metastisized to liver and lungs thus ruling out the surgery as a cure. I would recommend a chest and abdominal CT to rule out metastatic disease if you haven't already done so. The Pathology report is certainly not always conclusive!

Best of luck to you!

I am a caregiver to my wonderful husband, Ron
10/04 Multiple T1G3 - TURBT & 3 yrs BCG -
9/08 Invasive BLC w/distant mets
11/08 - 3/09 Gemzar/Cisplatin chemo regimen
4/09 Radiation to bone mets
6/09 lung and liver met progression - start ITP chemo
10/09 My darling Ron passed away

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9 years 9 months ago #26096 by amar
41 yr male healthy dx invasive bladder cancer RC recommended

county hospital gave 3 options Ileal Conduit, Indinaa Pouch, Neobladder called Studer ( I think hard to read his writing )
Looking for pros cons of each method from ppl who have had the procedures
Long term benefits drawbacks
etc etc
have done some research already at blcwebcafe someone there recommended this site info on that site seems outdated but I dunno

Thanks
Ray

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