May 04, 2009 - 10:54 am
Family member has had numerous surgeries for removal of cancerous bladder tumors...had severe reaction to BCG and severe reaction to drugs to treat the BCG reaction, and chemo drugs for 8 weeks....all in the last 18 months and is complicated by cardiac issues...Tumors came back again and were removed last month (8th removeal in 18 month period) and plan seems to be to continue to view every three months and surgery if more found....Urologist suggested we get a second opinion and/or obtain more info through NCI when asked what he would do if patient was his spouse...Sloan Kettering was discussed and he is trying to make contact...Removal of bladder is not an option at this time due to cardiac health....Feeling overwhelmed with continued anxiety and urgency to learn of options before in need of another surgery....Any suggestions for most knowledgeable and experienced Oncologist/Urologist for bladder cancer? Supplements? Diet changes? Next Step?