Apr 19, 2013 - 8:18 am
My dad was diagnosed with this type of cancer in Augusr and we were told it is a rare aggressive type usually contracted by people in eygpt or south America by swimming in dirty waters.i don't understand why my dad got this as he has never been outside of Europe. I'm shell shocked by what has happened. He had to have both his bladder and colon removed and part of his pelvis. He then had a biopsy which showed he was clear. Then 3 months later it has come back more aggressive than ever. They've told him there is nothing they can do and he has a matter of days. I'm devastated and want to know why my dad got this. He had never smoked and lived a healthy life. Apparently only about 7% of bladder cancers are squamous cell, so why him! I need answers! He was bitten by a dog a year or two before, could this have cause the cancer? Does anyone know where I can seek answers? My dad is my best friend and I love him so much. He was only 65 when diagnosed, it's too young to die and I deserve at least another 20 years! I hate cancer!