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Chemo before or after bladder removal

Kat9854
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2008

Hi, my father has been diagnosed with bladder cancer and the doctor recommended chemo before surgery. Does anyone have any knowledge or experience with this? I'm just not sure if waiting to have his bladder removed is a good idea. Any information would be appreciated.

Kat

Irene1920
Posts: 6
Joined: Nov 2006

Hi,
You may want to check out: http://blcwebcafe.org

eyes2
Posts: 13
Joined: Dec 2003

Try going to the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network on the internet. many discussions of people with bladder cancer.

Chyna1
Posts: 8
Joined: Oct 2008

HI. Where do I find that Advocacy network? THanks

sunshine2475
Posts: 2
Joined: Jul 2008

Hi, My brother also had Chemo before he had his bladder removed. I was told the smaller the tumor the better. Has your father had his surgery? If so what kind of surgery did he have?

Kat9854
Posts: 4
Joined: Mar 2008

Hi,

Sorry I am responding so late; I am on the bladder cancer website more often. My father had his bladder removed mid-July; he had the ileal conduit diversion. How is your brother doing?

Maggie007
Posts: 2
Joined: Apr 2009

Kat -

How is your dad doing??? My mom is currently battling bladder cancer

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