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Looking for a case similar to mine(apparently very rare)

jillian.ortega
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Joined: Oct 2013

My name is Jillian Ortega I am 19 years old and was recently diagnosed with bladder cancer. All of my doctors are shocked that someone my age has this type of cancer apparently no one in my region that is near my age has had bladder cancer. I would just really like feed back from someone near my age that has been diagnosed with or knows anyone who has been diagnosed with bladder cancer.

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justsayin
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Joined: Mar 2013

sorry, I hit submit 2x. - think of it as double well wishes :)

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justsayin
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Joined: Mar 2013

Jillian, I m much older than you , but a bladder and kidney cancer survivor.  By any chance are/were you a smoker? Bladder and kidney cancer didn't run in my family at all .  My doctor told me both my cancers can be tied back to being a smoker.

Wishing you luck with your surgery.  Please let us know how you do.

jillian.ortega
Posts: 2
Joined: Oct 2013

No I was never a smoker but it looks like it's a genetic mutation that runs through my family and with me it showed up as bladder cancer

Frank Fitz
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Joined: Jan 2010

Sorry to respond so late but I suggest you go to https://www.inspire.com/ and sign in to the Bladder Cancer group. My bet is you will find a lot of resonses to your question.

 

Best wishes!

 

Fitz

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