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10 years 11 months ago #28812 by mmc

Wow! The question is pretty open ended. The thing with bladder cancer is, that there are different stages and grades and types and treatment will be very different.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with bladder cancer, the usual next step is to go to a major bladder cancer center and have the diagnosis (and treatment plan) confirmed.

I put together a flow chart that shows the treatment path based on the specifics. You can find that at: http://bladdercancersupport.org/media/kunena/attachments/legacy/files/Bladder_Cancer_Treatment_Guide_v4.zip

Have you or your loved one been told that the surgery to remove the bladder is required? If so, then it most likely at Stage T2 or higher.

The diversion chosen as the preferred method can be different also. The choice can be different for men and women.

If you can provider a little more specific information, we can provide more focussed answers.


Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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10 years 11 months ago - 10 years 11 months ago #28809 by Cynthia
I received this email and have sent out links to information but thought you as a group might wish to add your two cents..or three if you like. Since I do not know if they are dealing with invasive or non invasive I sent general information on both.

Want to know about the bladder cancer and surgery for it.

Cynthia Kinsella
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Clinical Trial
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
Chemotherapy 3/05-5/05
BCG 9/05-1-06
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
President American Bladder Cancer Society

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