Wife DX with T2 Micropapillary Cancer...

1 year 9 months ago #58860 by Jack R
Replied by Jack R on topic Wife DX with T2 Micropapillary Cancer...
JamesF

Had hoped for you the chemo would do more; likely it has acted to help contain the cancer and reduce the risk of spread as a pre RC treatment. The micropapillary variety requires the experience of a major place such as MDA.

Wishing you and your wife well,

Best
Jack R

6/2015 HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again :)
1/2020 CIS is back
Tried Keytruda, stopped by side effects
Workin on a new plan for 2021

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1 year 9 months ago #58859 by JamesF
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Update.

My wife had another cystoscopy and the urologist has determined that she is still a candidate for a RC. It is scheduled in several weeks.

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1 year 10 months ago #58747 by Alan
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Thanks for the update. MD Anderson is still the best for beating this disease.

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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1 year 10 months ago #58744 by JamesF
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Cycle 4 and CT Scan completed. Unfortunately the chemo was not effective. The tumor has continued to thicken. Will undergo another cycle of chemo in about a week to try to buy time until the bladder removal surgery can be coordinated.

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1 year 11 months ago #58650 by JamesF
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Thanks for the responses.

Will get through Cycle 4 then Cystoscope/CT Scan and report back the updated staging.


Thanks again,

JamesF

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1 year 11 months ago #58649 by Jack R
Replied by Jack R on topic Wife DX with T2 Micropapillary Cancer...
JamesF,

You and your wife could not be at a better place.

It is important to be at a place like MDA that is on top of the latest information AND maintains their focus on the patient and family. More so with a high grade, less common variant.

It appears that your wife is being treated aggressively and without delay, which seems appropriate for her diagnosis.

Following the re-staging, you will likely receive a treatment recommendation vetted by the MDA tumor board. Again, a great group to have reviewing the options.

Absolutely the right track.

Best,
Jack

6/2015 HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again :)
1/2020 CIS is back
Tried Keytruda, stopped by side effects
Workin on a new plan for 2021

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