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life expectancy?

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I found out that my father has stage 4 bladder cancer mestasized to the bone in october. He is currently in the hospital due to his platelets from chemo and a blockage in his urinary tract. I have always been Daddys girl and he is very protective of me. He doesnt really discuss a lot of the details with me concerning his health and i know he is trying to spare me the pain. I have already lost my mom to lung cancer and had a very hard time of it. My dad wont discuss his life expectancy and quite frankly i want to know so that i can prepare myself! Does anyone know the average life expectancy. Thanks!

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Joined: May 2006

It maybe beneficial to be at the hospital when the doctor is doing rounds. Just ask him or her.

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Joined: Sep 2004

A good website for bladder cancer information is Wendy Sheridan's Bladder Cancer Webcafe at www.blcwebcafe.org.

They run an email discussion group (mailing list) which can be reached through www.blcwebcafe.org/listinfo.asp or from the hosting website ACOR at www.acor.org. When I last checked it had over 500 subscribers so if you post questions on that list you will likely receive some replies.

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Joined: Apr 2006

Hi. How is your father? We found out in February that my mother-in-law has bladder cancer also metastized to the bone. She is scheduled to begin chemo next week but she really doesn't want to do chemo. She's feeling fine right now; some pain in the areas where the bone cancer is most prominent but otherwise no other symptoms. We are trying to provide her with as much information as possible so she can make a well informed decision about her treatment. I am just curious if your father had it to do all over again, would he have chose chemo?

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