Jan 28, 2005 - 12:32 pm
My father was diagnosed with bladder cancer last month. He had surgery Wednesday, and we were prepared for a radical cystectomy and ileal conduit. However, once he was opened up, the surgeons found that the cancer had attached itself to the pelvic wall and was inoperable. He hasn't been given a timeline, but we were told that chemo and radiation may shrink the tumor and buy him some time.