5 must knows about bladder cancer

9 years 1 month ago #41506 by Cynthia
5 must knows about bladder cancer was created by Cynthia
What are the most important facts someone should know about bladder cancer when first diagnosed?

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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9 years 1 month ago - 9 years 1 month ago #41510 by upnorth
Replied by upnorth on topic 5 must knows about bladder cancer
1. It is not a death certificate.

2. You can fight this.

3. Knowledge is power.

4. Be you'r own advocate.

5. Get a second opinion.

P.S. Join: The American Bladder Cancer Society!

Age 55
Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
"Please don't cry because it is over..... Smile because it happened!" {Dr. Seuss} :)

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9 years 1 month ago #41513 by CatherineH
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1. Find the best doctor you can find, then get a second opinion.
2. Take charge of your own treatment in partnership with your chosen doctor.
3. Seek reliable online support like ABLCS.
4. Rely on family and friends because they want to help.
5. Find your spiritual center whatever that is for you in your life.

Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Nashville, TN

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9 years 1 month ago #41515 by upnorth
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Boy she's good!

Even I like Catherine's better. :P

Age 55
Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
"Please don't cry because it is over..... Smile because it happened!" {Dr. Seuss} :)

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9 years 1 month ago #41528 by DougG
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Good answers, Mark and Catherine!

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9 years 1 month ago #41531 by corkyd614
Replied by corkyd614 on topic 5 must knows about bladder cancer
I agree with Mark and Catherine.

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