I think that I would have a long talk with the clinical trial people and ask your questions. Mine would include "Is this trial specifically for adenocarcinoma of the bladder or for bladder cancer patients in general?" and "Why do you think that this particular treatment might be of benefit to patients like me?"
Think the answers to these questions might help make up your minds.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
I have posted in the past regarding my husband's diagnosis of adenocarcinoma bladder which was muscle invasive.
He had a partial cystectomy in late August.
He is considering entering a clinical trial.
The first 7 weeks involve radiation and cisplatin. After the 7 weeks, Opdivo 1x a month for 12 months.
Would like to know the side effects that patients have had with the cisplatin.
Our local oncologist is not sure this trial is a good idea since the cisplatin has not been shown to be effective in adenocarcinomaof the bladder.
Any thoughts appreciated.