Hi there this is TGROCKY again and I wanted to share my second opinion I got on February 1st, 2019 at 9:30am with a Dr Zelters of Bryn Mawr in Pennsylvania He is a very down to earth doctor and has a very good bedside manner which I really liked and he was able to answer my questions I been waiting for even though I still did not have my 2nd TURBT yet as that is scheduled for Feb 21st. Here are my options:
1. Stop everything and do nothing (He said I would have 2-3 years to live.)
2. Get a Radical Cystectomy and a Neo-Bladder now without needing a 2nd TURBT (Best survival Rate)
3. Get the 2nd TURBT and if the pathology report shows:
A) BCG Treatments (6 weeks and then maintenance treatments)
Muscle Invasion: A) Chemo/Radition (At least 6 months to a year)
Radical Cystectomy/Neo-Bladder (But will MUST have 3weeks+ Chemo prior)
At this point I am goint to wait and get my 2nd TURBT and when the pathology report comes back and it is.
non-invasive I am leaning getting the BCG treatments and if it is invasive then I am pretty sure I am
going with chemo/radition. My reasons for these choices are because I want to do everything possible before
making such a BIG change in my body as well as my life. I know either of these decisions fail and my cancer
comes back and I know as I was told it willbe a lot more agressive then now it will make getting a RC and a
Neo-Bladder a lot more difficult to do, but it can still be done.
I am so happy that I went for a second opinion as I believe that anything of this importance you MUST
get a second opinion as you are talking about your life.
Anyone have any thoughts on this?