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96 yr old w/muscle invasive bladder cancer

4 months 3 weeks ago #58420 by sara.anne
So sorry to hear about your father-in-law. Immunotherapy, most notably Ketruda, does appear to be relatively more tolerable than chemo and has been effective in some cases.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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4 months 3 weeks ago #58419 by drmike
My 96 year old father in law was diagnosed in January 2019 w/ muscle invasive bladder cancer and decided on no treatment. He subsequently agreed to radiation but only had 2 treatments. He had another cystoscopy 3 months ago that showed bladder cancer in situ. Another cysto was done this week and today biopsy results show muscle invasive bladder cancer. Surgery is not an option for his age and chemo would likely be fatal for him so his urologist is saying that he could possibly have immunotherapy. Any thoughts on this?

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