grade 3, t2n0m0

14 years 2 months ago #4588 by joeburg55
grade 3, t2n0m0 was created by joeburg55
well, looks like i have a few choices, chemo, rads or removal, any info would be greatly appriciated, also, bones are good, no spreading of the cancer, invasive but not threw the mucel,
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14 years 2 months ago #4589 by Rosemary
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Hey Joe!

Are the docs really letting you make this call without offering you a strong recommendation?

My UNC Bladder Cancer specialist told me
I'm wondering if treatment protocol has changed that much in the year's time since I was at UNC Hospital. :-/

Your friend,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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14 years 2 months ago #4593 by joeburg55
Replied by joeburg55 on topic grade 3, t2n0m0
this is the course of action, chemo, rad and then see if has remissed, if it has every 3 months take a look, if nontransitional shows up, remove and continue on, if invasive then remove the bladder, thanks for your response

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14 years 2 months ago #4594 by Patricia
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hmmm...joe..this sounds like a "trial" study to me. Only successful chemo/rad therapy i've heard of is at Mass General and thats only on T2 tumors. Where is this protocal coming from? Just curious.........Pat

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14 years 2 months ago #4595 by joeburg55
Replied by joeburg55 on topic grade 3, t2n0m0
nope no trail, this is the treatment that is used at BMC in pittsfield, ma. of course im a firm beliver in using all treatments availible. but Umass medicle center also usies this approach, its bladder saving in about 35 % of patients. and due to family history in response to chemo and radiation, it may be a good thing. But realise , im fuly prepeared to go the radicle route if nessesary, so options are few but i can only lose my bladder once, also the turmpor has been removed a week ago, also this is or was a t2 tumor
Joe

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14 years 2 months ago #4597 by Patricia
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Thanks Joe......its worth a try. When i consulted with Mass Gen they said they would know pretty quickly if it was working or not and they also promised me i would not get sick or lose my hair which i found pretty impressive. Looks like they're using the same protocal. I know a Rabbi here in Cinti that had the bladder preserving treatment at MassGen and he's still cancer free and he was in on the beginnings of the trial so its been about l5 yrs? So good luck..........Pat

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