Jul 20, 2013 - 7:05 am
So I have been visiting the lung cancer board for a while now. We learned 25 months ago my husband has non small cell lung cancer and my brother's wife had small cell lung cancer. We just lost her. I have also visited the Leukemia board as my husband's sister had that and we lost her. Now I learn that my Mom has bladder cancer. She just found out on Wednesday and the did surgery yesterday to remove it. The Urologist diagnosed and did the surgery and stated he wasn't sure he got it all because he didn't want to put a hole in the bladder wall. Having dealt with lung cancer I have been use to no doctor doing anything until consulting an Oncologist and was surprised this doctor hasn't called one in. In fact, they told her it was cancer without a biopsy. Is this normal? She hasn't been given any information about the type of cancer, stage, treatment options, etc because the dr was leaving for vacation - he said he would call her next week to discuss it.