Am also very pleased that your bladder cancer membership is refused!However you have been approved as a fully qualified bladder cancer advocate to go out and spread the word as Cynthia suggested. Especially as you have been there, done it , but didn·t get the T shirt. Hopefully you will one day speak of your experiences and outcome and perhaps save a life by passing on your knowledge.
All the best, Diane
We are very glad to hear that it was not bladder cancer and that you are on the road to recovery, hopefully the worst is over. We are glad we could be here for you when you needed us.
Now that you have had a brush with blc your job now is to let the people around you know about bladder cancer. Tell them that a man has a 1 in 28 chance of developing it in their life time and as many woman will die of it in the USA as cervical cancer this year. Tell them to know the symptoms and their risk factors that ignorance can kill, and that our website can give them information.
T2 g3 CIS 8/04
Chemotherapy & Radiation 10/04-12/04
RC w/umbilical Indiana pouch 5/06
Left Nephrectomy 1/09
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Here is another video. This one appears to be an instructional video for doctors. I'm sure they get more than this for training (hope of all hopes)!!!
While the other video (above in an earlier post) is all a recording from the camera inside the bladder, this one is all outside. You don't see the persons face but you do see the body and you see a nerve block procedure where the muscles jerk and you see them inserting the tools into the penis so if this stuff is more than you can handle, do not watch this video. The dark stuff on the patient's body is the antiseptic and is not blood. They also show a piece of the actual tumor removed.
This video is not for everyone so again, if it sounds like it may be too much, do not watch it.
P.S. I'm not sure how often they even do that nerve block part. This video talks about doing an epidural and the nerve block where I think most often they still just do general without epidural.