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betty2
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Joined: Apr 2002

I have a friend that has just found out he has bladder cancer. They removed the tumor (golf ball size) and said that the lymph nodes were clean around it but they also found spots on his liver, and they are gonna biopsy that. Now they are talking about removing the bladder. He was to see an onocologist this week. Has anyone out there experienced any of this. Please answer.
betty2

AuthorUnknown
Posts: 1564
Joined: May 2006

What do you want to know? How old is your friend? Where is he going for treatment? I assume it is transitional cell.
I am a 50 year old female. I had my bladder removed two years ago. I have had a total of 16 surgeries and two chemo's in the last 5 years.
If you want to talk write me.
Jodell

reelady
Posts: 5
Joined: Apr 2003

hi jodell, my husband going to have RC for muscle invasive BC - 48 and in good health , May 14 at Univ of Penn. any advise? Will have reconstructive NEO bladder, not yet talking about chemo, but is possibility need to get through surgery first. thanks Dorothy

nbug
Posts: 3
Joined: Feb 2003

have your friend contact RationalTherapeutics.com for info on personalized chemo, they analize the tumor tissue and make up a chemo mix specific to your own DNA, verses chemo protocol that help s the majority(but not all) of people as determined in trials. If my cancer invades, I am going to use them myself.

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