10 years 10 months ago - 10 years 7 months ago#28577by Patricia
Well the course of action as to chemo before or after sometimes just depends on the Center you go to. There is no second line of treatment that works so if CT/PET shows no lymph involvement and bone scan clean..blood work normal..many will hold off until after cystectomy and removal of many nodes.
I got lucky with my T2 Grade 2..no lymph nodes involved so no chemo.
My tumor was large enough to dictate the neobladder, but they ultimately found it had never penetrated the wall and was not invasive. Surgeon, said my odds went from mid 40's to 95 + and I should buy lottery tickets.
10 years 10 months ago - 10 years 10 months ago#28562by GKLINE
Mike, you are a one man bladder cancer blabber! And that is ALL RIGHT! The more info out there, the better.
I am happy to know that people are coming to this site for answers. It was only a year ago and I had NO IDEA of what to do. I did not know about this site and came through my episode with good, but very dumb luck.
Patricia, you are the motivator. If anything good comes out of your breast cancer diagnosis(other than a complete cure) It was your statment about Bladder cancer being a forgotten or ugly disease. You seem to have motivated Mike into action. And what action! Lets all get together and realize that the meek don't get the publicity. They may inherit the earth but somebody has to die for another to inherit. We can't let this happen.
Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.
08/08/08...RC neo bladder
New Man! [/size]