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I was just diagnosed with a low grade Bladder Cancer two days ago. Any advice on any special foods I should be eating?  Is exercise important? (like walking) Thank You! (I wasn't told anything except 'stop smoking', but I never smoked in my life!?)

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Joined: Sep 2016

Newly Diagnosed, Have Some ?'s

Hi there, 

I was just diagnosed with Bladder Cancer on Wed (2 days ago). I have a low grade, non-invasive Stage 1, I believe. I have to get checked every 3 months. What can I do and what should I not be doing? For ex., can I clean my cat litter boxes, feed the backyard birds, collect leaves to compost & clean up back yard? Do I have a weakneed immune system now, must I stay away from "germs"? This is a serious question, can I clean up random wild cat poop in backyard or NO! Thank you loads!


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BCG or Neobladder

My dad is a ~50 year old smoker that was diagnosed with Ta high grade bladder cancer on Feburary and had his first TURBT surgery in May. He had his second TURBT at UCS in August and was comfirned to have high grade, T1 and CIS bladder cancer. Apparently even after removing most of his tumors in May,  the surgeon found a lot of tumors in his bladder in August. His doctor suggested that since he's considered young for a cancer patient and his cancer is still at an early (but quickly growing) stage, he should get a neobladder replacement and be done with the disease.

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Whole body pet scan reports of my mom

pateint  a known treated case of carcinoma left ureter status post left radical nephrouretecerectomy followed by bladder wall recurrence and subsequent partial resection of urinary bladder and post chemotherapy .present per/ct scan being done for evaluation of response to therapy 

 following or opinion of pet/ct scan 

in this treated case of carcinoma left ureter status post therapy an find are suggestive of :

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Swelling in feet and leg

My brother is in the hospital right now.  He went to the hospital because is foot and leg swell to double the size.  He has blood in his urine, and doctors feel it is bladder cancer.  Said there is a mass on bladder wall.  He just had a biopsy yesterday and has not got results back yet.  I am just wondering if anyone else has had swelling in legs or feet when diagnosed with bladder cancer and what was your outcome.  My brother works but has no insurance so he doesn't know what to do. 

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My mom recently diagnoses with stage 4 bladder cancer that mestasized to her bone

My mom is a 52 year old who was always on the go. A little over a week ago she got diagnosed with stage 4 bladder cancer that has now spread to her bone. She is pain from her bone and can not ve as active as she always has and she is suffering from that. She starts chemo on Tuesday but it will be a low dose and monitored very carefully because she only has one kidney due to cancer in the other one last year and that had to be removed.  With out chemo her oncologist  gives her 1 year and with chemo he gives her 5 to 6 years hoping the kidney handles the chemo well.

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Need Help

Hi.  After 6 courses of BCG and another biops, we just received pathology indicating my husband has TCC at least into the muscle layer of his bladder.  The doctor is recommending removal of the bladder.  Anyone else out there have any other options?  I've heard so many rough stories of bags and neo bladders not working so well.  I would appreciate any help or names of awesome doctors.  We are willing to travel.  





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Proton Therapy For Bladder Cancer

It has been awhile since I have been on this board so I will give a summary of my bladder cancer and type.  Was diagnosed with agressive T2 high grade bladder cancer in November of 2014.  The size of the tumor was very large and underwent three months of chemotherapy that ended in March of 2015.  The chemotherapy alone decreased the size of the tumor dramatically.  The original plan was to have three months of chemotherapy and then a radical cysectomy.  Since the tumor decreased so much in size the surgery has been postponed and I have been montiored since March by my Oncologist and Urologi

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Joined: Oct 2015

Questions, questions, questions

New to all this and have lots of questions.  My mom is 69 and has been hospitalized for the past 2 weeks with severe bladder infection.  Biopsy shows low grade papillary urothelial carcinoma (which she doesn't know about yet - Urology appointment tomorrow morning). 

From what I'm reading it sounds like this is a very treatable cancer but my concern is that her health is not good (diabetes - poorly controlled; HBP; CHF, etc).  Just wondering if her other health issues will have a negative impact on the treatment she is able to take?  Any similiar situations, outcomes?

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