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Source Of Most Cases Of Invasive Bladder Cancer Identified

falsedawn
  • By falsedawn · New reply 4:42 pm
  • Discussion in Raising awareness · 6 replies
  • http://www.counselheal.com/articles/9446 /20140422/source-cases-invasive-bladder- cancer-identified.htm ...

Penis Clamps

FloridaBen
  • By FloridaBen · Posted 4:21 pm
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 0 replies
  • Just wondering what experiences, and recommendations, any men have had with penis clamps (Cunningham clamps or their variations) as a way to control the incessant dripping and avoid expensive diapers ...

an update

sweet28546
  • By sweet28546 · New reply 4:16 pm
  • Journal · 5 replies
  • Had my 3 days of chemo last week and it really did a number on my body. I ended up getting 2 units of blood during the first treatment. Once I got home I felt like I was hit with the "mack truck" I was ...

Dallas - Ft. Worth 2014 5K Walk for Bladder Cancer

jbondi
  • By jbondi · New reply 3:17 pm
  • Discussion in Raising awareness · 1 reply
  • ** Come Join Us on 03 May 2014 in BCAN DFW's Walk for Bladder Cancer ** Where: Breckinridge Park, Renner at Brand, Richardson, TX Map: http://goo.gl/maps/PRMjn or Dallas MAPSCO 9A-E,J Check-In & Primary ...

Our own, KimberlySC, is in the news

balihigh
  • By balihigh · New reply 3:16 pm
  • Discussion in Raising awareness · 12 replies
  • Many of you have met Kimberly Sanders at the NC Picnic. She has attended 3 of them, the first time just prior to her surgery. She is KimberlySC here. Great article in her local newspaper. We celebrate ...

CIS after 2nd Turbt

Paptap
  • By Paptap · New reply 3:12 pm
  • Discussion in Treatment choices · 7 replies
  • I am a male 64 years old originally diagnosed with T1hg non invasive. Two days ago got the pathology from the 2nd turbt and am told I have CIS in the mucus lining. Dr will start with BCG tomorrow. Dr ...

Where would you go and why?

Jekelly2012
  • By Jekelly2012 · New reply 2:50 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 11 replies
  • I am awaiting the results of path but we are all anticipating a cancer diagnosis. I will most likely need to travel for treatment. I am willing to travel anywhere. I am looking for an all-encompassing ...

How much BCG is too much?

Sharon1955
  • By Sharon1955 · New reply 2:46 pm
  • Discussion in Living with non-invasive bladder cancer · 11 replies
  • My husband Wayne has had 2 six week treatments of BCG. First round still showed the CIS but after a gruelling additional six weeks he was showing no cancer. He had one three week maintenance course during ...

Another Interesting Research Study

jennyssis
  • By jennyssis · New reply 2:23 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 4 replies
  • Here is another really interesting study published this year about the types of bladder cancer - http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 4/01/140130121320.htm Karen ...

Body won't tolerate BCG treatments

Tuck
  • By Tuck · New reply 2:09 pm
  • Discussion in Living with non-invasive bladder cancer · 6 replies
  • Last July I was diagnoised with BC , 2 TURBTS ,chemo flush after 1st Turbt but couldn't do on 2nd because bladder was to inflamed, diagnose was T1 Low grade but yet tumors were deep pass second layer ...

hernia after RC with IC

grandbill
  • By grandbill · New reply 2:04 pm
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 1 reply
  • My dad has developed a hernia right under the stoma site. He will have repair surgery this summer. How long does he need to wait afterwards to resume golf? I know no heavy lifting, but am worried about ...

Second Opinion

pabchatta
  • By pabchatta · New reply 12:50 pm
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • I have had 2 TURBT'S and a round of BCG since being diagnosed in November (T1G3)--and am currently cancer free. I would like to go to a major cancer center now for a second opinion--to be as fully informed ...

Stage 4 bladder cancer

cutie21410
  • By cutie21410 · New reply 12:42 pm
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 36 replies
  • Hi, My husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer about a month ago. Within the last 1-2 weeks, we have found out it is stage 4 TCC. He has a 5.3cm bladder tumor with groin lymph nodes affected and suspected ...

Test results

bettybygosh
  • By bettybygosh · New reply 12:34 pm
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 11 replies
  • Hi all, I had an r.c. In june of 2013 and had scan and blood work done recently.finally got an all clear. Woohoo. I was worried because this oncologist questioned why I did not have chemo after surgery.scared ...

Maintenance BCG YES or NO

new_one
  • By new_one · New reply 11:59 am
  • Discussion in Living with non-invasive bladder cancer · 8 replies
  • Good afternoon, We are very happy today, but at the same time we are confused and not sure what the next step should be ...... My mom has BC, after the first TURBT she had TA LG +T1 HG and after re-TURBT ...

female age 58-new here-need some hope

tweekerbeeker
  • By tweekerbeeker · New reply 11:27 am
  • Discussion in Newly diagnosed · 18 replies
  • well, first appt. with urologist is over. Going for CT scan ASAP, then cystoscopy(sp?) in office. I'm trying to get prepared for all this, as it came out of the blue. So-some background. I know from past ...

surgery update

dannniel
  • By dannniel · New reply 10:19 am
  • Journal · 14 replies
  • Hi this Dannniel. Had surgery on 17th, still at IU. Doing good. Hope to be released soon. Update when home. Happy Easter. Dan :D ...

ALL CLEAR

silla123

Bladder removal

thsttymom
  • By thsttymom · New reply 10:02 am
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 9 replies
  • My dad is having his bladder removed next week. I can't find anyone in my area that has had this done. Has anyone been thru this? If so what good advice can you offer ...

Hernia repair

MrsMindiJean
  • By MrsMindiJean · New reply 8:57 am
  • Discussion in Life after radical cystectomy · 4 replies
  • I currently have a hernia the size of a soccer ball, to the left of my belly button stoma (result of bladder cancer and Indiana Pouch). I will be having surgery on May 6 and would like to know what to ...

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