Bladder Cancer

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Bladder Cancer

by Maryv on Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:00 AM

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my dad just got diagnose with transitiional cell catcinoma grade3.. results from 2biopsy on wed.. does anyone else have this??i need info. im grasping at everything and i just want him to be ok.. he is 65 --- Message edited by CancerCompass staff: for personal protection, email address removed. Please review CancerCompass Member Guidelines at http://www.cancercompass.com/common/guidelines.html ---we are from massillon ohio thanksto all the respond mary

Your Dad

by Heart on Sun Dec 04, 2005 12:00 AM

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My dad 66 years old just had a radical C becasue he did the BCG treatments and they didnot work for him. He opted for a bladder to be made out of his intestine neo-bladder vs. a bag for the rest of his life. The sugery took 7 hours and they ended up finding prostate cancer which was a surprise to us all. Since the prostate was coming out anyhow that was a blessing in discuise. He has had tow complications from sugery both a blood clot and abscess. While they are not common they are always a risk with any sugery. Most people fair well and are up woalking in two day. THis is VERY important! It is also important not to wait too long to remove the bladder if other treatments dont work. There are many on this site who werent lucky enough to get it out before it spread. Grade three is agressive caner and can spread quickly. There are many sites including the major universites that can explain the terms to you. We live in Chicago and had the sugery done at the University of Chicago. You must go to a doctor that performs this sugery often at least three times a week or more. University settings per articles have the best reults. I will warn you thought that these settings also use thier residents heavily and it can be frustrating not talking with your attending who has the experience. I hope this helps! Deb
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