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I cant seem to get into a chat room anyone else have trouble?

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I admmit to not trying. Time zones put us out of synch. It might help for someonw to list the times in different countries. But a difficult job to do.

Sorry, can't linger at present.

Take care.


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I know this sounds contra but I didn't find talking about cancer in a chatroom helpful. Cancer is made up of many diseases and those diseases are sub-grouped. I know that other people have and do so I'm not saying chatrooms are a bad thing, but they weren't for me.

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Same here. I can't get in the chat room.

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You may have to update your Java.

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incidentily found i had a mass in the ureter which was non invasive and had the right kidney and right ureter removed and cuff of the bladder.  anybody out there have this happen to them?

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 Good evening Carol-yn:

 You’re new here, I see.  Not quite sure if you were addressing someone in the “chat room” topic line.  If you will note, the dates for "chatters" is quite old.  So I'm not quite certain as to whether you are just looking to "chat", if so you may not hear from anyone. If you're just looking to chat, look on the left side of this board, in the top "orange" block.  You will see "CSN Chatroom".  It looks like most of the ladies that wrote here about the "chat room" weren't too impressed.   But you’ve put your question in on a topic of “Peritoneal Cancer” which does not have as active a discussion group as does “Ovarian” for instance.  In any event, I would suggest you “enlarge” your inquiry to include “Bladder Cancer” and “Kidney Cancer”, you would probably get a better response. 

Also, you would probably get more precise replies if you listed your exact diagnosis and  your present state of health and/or on-going treatment.  Was your diagnosis listed as Transitional Cell Cancer or "Ureter Cancer"? If so, it would seem to me that people on those boards may well relate to some of your findings.  For the time being, I don’t have anything wrong with my kidneys, ureters or bladder, thank God—YET!  So I couldn’t comment intelligently on the subject. I’ve looked at a few sites relative to the ureters, kidneys and bladder.  But this subject is just out of my ballpark.  Even so, I just wanted you to know that I’ve read your posting, and as others here read your entry, they may be able to help.  Wish I could be of more help. But I can say welcome, and hopefully you can find others who directly relate to the type of surgery that you have had.


 Peritoneal Carcinomatosis/Ovarian Cancer Stage IV


1.  http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ureter-cancer/basics/definition/con-20036914

 “Cancer of the ureter begins in the cells that line the inside of the tubes (ureters) that connect your kidneys to your bladder. Ureters are part of the urinary tract, and they carry urine produced by the kidneys to the bladder.

 Cancer of the ureter is uncommon. It occurs most often in older adults and in people who have previously been treated for bladder cancer.

 Treatment for cancer of the ureter most often involves surgery. In certain cases, chemotherapy may be recommended…”


2.  https://www.cornellurology.com/clinical-conditions/minimally-invasive-surgery/laparoscopic-procedures/laparoscopic-nephroureterectomy/

 "...The kidney, ureter and bladder is lined by tissue called transitional epithelium. When cancer occurs within this lining it is referred to as transitional cell carcinoma. Symptoms may include pain, bleeding or bladder irritation. The diagnosis is confirmed by performing ureteroscopy and obtaining tissue biopsy. If cancer is diagnosed tests are performed to determine if the disease has spread. In patients with disease confined to the urinary tract, treatment includes removing both the kidney and ureter. In the past this operation required a two large incision, one in the flank and a second incision in the lower abdomen. Using laparoscopy this same procedure may be performed using 3 to 4 small keyhole incisions..."


3.  http://www.healthline.com/health/cancer-renal-pelvis-or-ureter#Overview1

 “What Is Transitional Cell Cancer?

 The tube that connects the kidneys to the bladder is known as the ureter. Most healthy people have two kidneys and, therefore, two ureters. The top of each ureter is found in the middle of the kidney in an area known as the renal pelvis. Urine collects in the renal pelvis and is drained by the ureter into the bladder.

 The renal pelvis and the ureter are lined with specific types of cells called transitional cells. These cells are able to bend and stretch without breaking apart. Cancer that begins in the transitional cells is the most common type of cancer that develops in the renal pelvis and ureter.

 In some cases, transitional cell cancer metastasizes. Metastasis occurs when cancer from one organ or part of the body spreads to another organ or part of the body…”


4.  http://www.cancer.gov/types/kidney/patient/transitional-cell-treatment-pdq

 (My note:  This link has a good drawing showing the parts of the body that you mention in your posting.)

 "Transitional cell cancer of the renal pelvis and ureter is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the renal pelvis and ureter...

The renal pelvis is the top part of the ureter. The ureter is a long tube that connects the kidney to the bladder. There are two kidneys, one on each side of the backbone, above the waist. The kidneys of an adult are about 5 inches long and 3 inches wide and are shaped like a kidney bean. Tiny tubules in the kidneys filter and clean the blood. They take out waste products and make urine. The urine collects in the middle of each kidney in the renal pelvis. Urine passes from the renal pelvis through the ureter into the bladder. The bladder holds the urine until it passes through the urethra and leaves the body…”

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