Aug 03, 2013 - 9:43 am
I have been on the lung cancer board for the past couple of years as my husband was diagnosed with non small cell lung caner. He continues his fight. His sister was then diagnosed with leukemia and passed nine months later, my brother's wife was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer and passed nine months later, and now, a week after my sister in laws funeral, my mom has been diagnosed with lymphoma. She hasn't been given any specifics beyond that. She will see an oncologist on the 12th. This world is maddening, cancer is evil!
My mom's cancer was discovered in her bladder and the urologist removed what he could without puncturing the wall of the bladder - he did not think he was able to get it all. From what I read bladder cancers in and of themselves are very rare. Having a bladder cancer as a primary is even more rare. This information would indicate the bladder tumor is a secondary site; which in turn would indicate she is a stage iii or iv? I know, I should wait until she talks to the oncologist but he is the same person who has been treating my husband, his sister, my sister in law - I know he won't tell her every thing unless she asks a zillion questions and she won't ask because she is an ostrich!
I hate cancer!