I was dong some more searches for you and came across the University of Oaklahoma Health Sciences Center. They seem to have a large Urology Unit, and also uro oncology.
they had this infor there too, if you do alittle search of their website:
Bladder Cancer is the fourth most common cancer in men and the eight most common in women. There are several types and stages of bladder cancer. Many patients can be effectively treated with endoscopic surgery and the installation of medicine into the bladder. A small group of patients however, require removal of the bladder with urinary diversion. In the past, many patients were given an ileal conduit which collected the urine in a bag on the patient's abdomen. Newer techniques have made it possible for patients to have a “neobladder” or new bladder constructed inside the abdomen which removes the need to wear a urine collection bag.
Therapies offered at the OU Medical Center include:
Bladder Preservation Strategies
Bladder removal with creation of a neobladder
Clinical trials in Bladder Cancer at the OU Medical Center
Hope this helps,
Caregiver for my Wonderful Husband Angelo, who has Metastatic Bladder Cancer.
Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain.
There are no National Cancer Institute recommeded facilties in Oklahoma...however
Hemstreet looks pretty qualified.
The closest NCI or NCCN facility to you i believe is in St. Louis tho i'm not sure where you are in OK.....here is a link to the Siteman center associated with Barnes Jewish Hospital and a very good bladder cancer specialist there is Dr. Adam Kibel.
Does anyone happen to know of a good urologist in Oklahoma? I don't know how/where to begin finding a good/qualified urologist. We live in a small town and are losing confidence in our local urologist. My 76 year-old mother has BC. Thanks, - Lisa