May 24, 2004 - 2:40 pm
My dad is 73 and was just diagnosed with muscle invasive bladder cancer. I don't have complete info on the staging, but scans, tests and x-rays didn't show it in any organs or nodes just in the muscle wall.
He has significant lung loss due to emphysema (78% lung loss) and uses oxygen. They have indicated he's not a surgical candidate because of his emphysema and have recommended chemo and radiation.
Is there anyone who has gone this route? What can you tell me about your experience?