7 months 2 weeks ago #59918 by Alan
Replied by Alan on topic Re:adenocarcinoma
Sure sounds good to me. One day at a time!

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.

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7 months 4 days ago #59986 by ckfun
Replied by ckfun on topic Re:adenocarcinoma
The "tumor" team met at Moffitt on Monday to discuss my husband's medical treatment options after the surgery he had a month ago..
The fact that there was a cancerous lymph node in the fatty tissue made a difference in a negative way.
There are many unknowns when dealing with treatments. The adenocrcinoma tumor is found in only 2% of bladder cancer patients vs. a urothelial tumor which is treatable.

Option 1 is watchful waiting with a CT scan every 3 months.
Option 2 is radiation/chemo or immunotherapy...has not proven effective in most cases
Option 3 is a clinical trial using radiation/immunotherapy. Details will be furnished to us if my husband would qualify for the trial. It is being conducted by a group I am not familiar with.

So, not the outcome we had hoped for..but you play the hand you're dealt.
Good luck to safe

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