Sep 20, 2008 - 4:39 pm
Is there anybody out there who has some sucess stories about deciding to use the chemo and or radiation therapy instead of radical cystectomy? My 81 year old mother (generally good health) has a major decision to make soon. She has been diagnosed with Stage 2 or Stage 3 (aggresive) bladder cancer. The surgical oncologist reccomends cystectomy because of a higher success rate. I have been doing a lot of reading about both treatments, and have had a lot of different survival rates. Some say they are basically the same and some are like 60% to 40%. Any advice would be appreciated.