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11 years 9 months ago #26983 by techguy2
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My wife just recently dignose with Stage 2. She has kidney transplant 5 yrs ago.

I need more information regarding optional treatment for post renal transplant patient. Any help is greatly apprecieated.

Thanks in advance.

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11 years 9 months ago - 11 years 9 months ago #26993 by Patricia
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Mike...its rare but it happens...and the course of action is the same as if there was no renal transplant.

www.jurology.com/article/S0022-5347(05)62419-6/abstract

cat.inist.fr/?aModele=afficheN&cpsidt=15554790

Don't know where you are located but UCSF probably has one of the largest kidney transplant teams in the country and also have great teams for bladder cancer. Since your wife is Stage 2 meaning invasive it means the bladder needs to come out. There are many diversions..neobladder..i prefer the Indiana Pouch for women. and the ileal conduit.
But tell me where you're located and i can better direct you if you have a choice of where to go.
Pat

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11 years 9 months ago #27026 by techguy2
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I am in Michigan. Thank you for the help.

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11 years 9 months ago - 11 years 9 months ago #27030 by Patricia
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Mike will your insurance allow you to go to the Cleveland Clinic which is right on the border of Michigan. Its #2 in Urology and they are right up there with kidney transplants and bladder cancer......You might check out their web site...its easy to navigate and people are more than willing to answer your questions if you phone their toll free number.
www.ccf.org
Top uro's include Campbell and Stephenson.
Pat

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11 years 9 months ago #27035 by techguy2
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Thanks Pat. I will try to find out more. Currently we are talking to our insurance to go for 2nd opinion.

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11 years 9 months ago - 11 years 9 months ago #27061 by techguy2
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Just found some news regarding hospital ranking. Hope this is good info for every1.

health.usnews.com/health/best-hospitals/cancer-hospital-rankings/

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