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Another confirmation that removing >10 nodes @ RC is best

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  • By IanC · Posted March 4, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 0 replies
  • "Accuracy of the extent of bladder cancer nodal metastases found at pelvic lymphadenectomy at the time of cystectomy: Relation to primary tumor stage "To determine the minimum number of nodes (n(min ...

BCG Failure for non-RC option

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  • By IanC · Posted March 3, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 2 replies
  • "... early encouraging results. Electromotive mitomycin-C given sequentially with BCG might not only reduce the recurrence rate but also reduce progression and disease-specific mortality, although currently ...

Vit D3

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  • By IanC · Posted March 3, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 8 replies
  • New research again shows that BCa & low Vit D3 are related. "Ultraviolet B irradiance and incidence rates of bladder cancer in 174 countries "Bladder cancer incidence rates were higher in countries at ...

Sugar & Fat

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  • By IanC · Posted February 26, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 4 replies
  • Two new pieces of research supporting how eating less sugar and reducing one's fat are probably helpful in overcoming cancer: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 0/02/100205112105.htm http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201 ...

Taurine & BCa

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  • By IanC · Posted February 25, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 0 replies
  • This recent (see below) research article isn't too clear (again) but seems to say there is a relationship between Taurine and BCa. "Taurine – a possible fingerprint biomarker in non-muscle invasive ...

Stress & Cancer

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  • By IanC · Posted February 18, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 0 replies
  • There's often discussion about the role of stress and cancer. This piece is supportive of stress's role (tho' how to sort out which stress is causative seems difficult - we've all had many stress points ...

Open RC vs Laparoscopic

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  • By IanC · Posted February 18, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 0 replies
  • "Comparison of Hand-Assisted Laparoscopic and Open Radical Cystectomy for Bladder Cancer "Compared with ORC, HALRC patients had decreased blood loss, less transfusion requirements, and quicker intestinal ...

BCG - Worthwhile?

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  • By IanC · Posted February 17, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 7 replies
  • There's been some discussion recently about BCG, pro & con. Not something I have experience of, so haven't felt able to contribute, but the following may be of interest: BCG Superior For Treating Bladder ...

Salutory Stats for BCa

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  • By IanC · Posted February 11, 2010
  • In Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network · 0 replies
  • http://calendar.cancer.gov/aboutnci/serv ingpeople/snapshots/bladder.pdf This shows that the oncologists don't seem to be making as much headway as their promoted treatments claim - incidents and mortality ...

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