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  • Chemo after Grade 3 Cystectomy?

    Posted by CarolynAnn on April 22, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    I am considering chemo after undergoing radical cystectomy of a stage 3 tumor and no lymph involvement. I had a continent diversion (Indiana pouch).

    I am interested in hearing of others’ thought processes in deciding whether to undergo chemo in similar circumstances. There is little medical evidence that it will improve my prognosis. The oncologist estimated a 5% improvement in survival rate. I am a female in my mid-60s and in excellent health. If you decided to go through chemo, why? If not, why not?

    Thank you,


    kcnorthstar replied 18 years, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • kcnorthstar

    April 23, 2006 at 1:16 am

    Go to the bladder cancer web cafe home page and go down to
    where it says join our affiliated email group hosted by ANCOR. Join that group and post
    your question there. You will get many responses from over 500 bladder cancer survivors.


    Age 59
    DX Jan 2006 – T1B G3
    RC – Neobladder June 2006

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