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Tumor Found on Bladder

kasey5
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Joined: Jan 2010

Hi everyone. I received a call the other day from my mom and dad notifying me that my mother in her late 50's; had been bleeding for around 3 weeks when she urinated. She saw a doctor who did a CT Scan and they found a tumor on her bladder. And was scheduled to have the tumor removed Friday the 15th of January. I asked if they knew if it was small or large with no answer. I know it can either be non-cancer or cancer. And from what they tell me there is a test the doctor can do while she is under to see if anything else needs to be removed at that time, if it tested positive for cancer. Obviously without little information, just what I have typed, I hope that someone out there can help me to be able to ask better questions come next Friday; what to expect good or bad in the future so I can be as supportive as possible for my mother - she is my best friend, unfortunately we live Northern New England ver Florida!! Thank you for all your help - anything factual or links would work too. The best of luck to you all.

lcarper2
Posts: 638
Joined: Dec 2009

nothing will be known for sure until they get the tumor removed and tested to saee if in fact it is cancer if it is then she will be given options as to what treatment the doctor feels in the best route to go. Chemo infusion and/or radition the question to ask is has it gone into anyother organ if so which one how many lymph nodes are involved and what stage is her cancer if she has it at all.The important thing to remember is people live along time with bladder cancer and reasure her with love and concern. I am stage 3 colon cancer on chemo and my husband is stage 2 bladder cancer so we know what you are facing we will pray for your family.

RAIN-A-SMILE-1
Posts: 12
Joined: Jan 2009

IAM A KIDNEY/BLADDER CANCER SURVIVOR SINCE 2004...JUST LIKE YOUR MOTHER PASSING BLOOD IN MY UNRINE FOR MANY YEARS...AND I HAVE BEEN GETTING TREATMENT ON MY BLADDER SINCE 04... IAM SO HAPPY YOUR MOTHER NOTICE THE URINE CHANGE RIGHT AWAY... AND SHE DID NOT WAIT TO SEE HER DOCTOR...SINCE WE HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF BLADDER CANCERS...WE COULD ALL HAVE DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMBINATIONS OF TREATMENTS...FROM BURNNING, RADIATION, AND ALSO ONE OF THE MORE WELL KNOWN CHEMO...DEPENDING ON THE STAGE AND WHAT TYPE OF CANCER...MY CANCER IS A PRETTY NASTY CANCER...CHEMO WAS AND STILL IS NOT A OPTION...BECAUSE IT WILL DO NOTHING FOR IT...I HOPE BY NOW YOU HAVE GOTTEN SOME ANWSER BACK...OR WILL REAL SOON....MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOUR FAMILY...GOD BLESS... RAIN

sue54
Posts: 1
Joined: Dec 2009

Thank you for your post. You gave me peace of mind. You helped me to realize thatI may have more time then I thought with my mom. She found out this past November that she has Bladder cancer that has spread to her lungs. She had been bleeding for quite a while. Her doctor said nothing to worry about, so she didn't get to a specialist fast enough. She had a tumor removed, but the doctor could not get all the cancer. They said it is a very nasty, aggressive cancer. Didn't say what kind. Monday we will be told the results of a c-scan. That will let us know if the chemo is working. And I will ask for a name of the cancer. She is my best friend. I just want to curl up and cry most of the time. But I will never do that in front of her, if possible. She has hope, and I want her to keep it. God and hope will get us though this. I wish you the best also, again thank you.
Kathy

IanC
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Joined: Jan 2010

If it is bladder cancer, which has a high recurrence rate, then changing her lifestyle to reduce the chances of a recurrence is best - BCa has a history of high rates of recurrence.

If you haven't already done so, you may want to consider (bearing in mind that the WHO reckon that poor lifestyles contribute 70% causation to cancers):
daily exercise - 30' and up, the more vigorous the better
move to more (organic) veggies and fresh fruit
the less animal protein the better
the less dairy the better
the less sugar, alcohol and fast carbs the better

Supplements: as well as a good background multi-vit/mineral (I use www.uni-vite.com monthly packs), then up to 12g/day of curcumin+piperene, Vit D3, niacin, boswelia, astralagus, and white/green tea for anti-cancer; probiotics, beta-glucan or similar immune boosting pills.

I take or have taken graviola, spirulina, wheatgrass and pau d'arco tea in copious amounts.

My 'rule' is evidence-based supplementation with little or no known side-effects (nothing to loose).

I am a "terminal" G3/T4/N3 bladder cancer (BCa) patient given weeks to live 110 weeks ago, who has done a lot of CAM (complimentary and alternative medicine) which initially failed (my tumour returned after having been removed by surgery), I had chemo (from my hospice, where I'd gone to die).

I find feedback helps to see how I'm doing and as a motivator - indications of cancerousness by cancer markers (CEA, NMP-22), inflammation, and body composition (weight, muscle-mass, fat).

I'm sufficiently convinced by Dr Campbell of The China Study to have now gone vegan. See also the 'orthodox medico who's found that CAM works' of Dr David Servan-Schreiber (check out his "Anti-Cancer: a new way of life") http://www3.mdanderson.org/streams/MDACCFlvPlayer2.html?xml=publicEd/config/Anti-Cancer_cfg.

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fathersson
Posts: 121
Joined: Nov 2009

Ian,

Stories like yours are inspirational.. I suspect you will be around for a long time. (:

Best to you

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