I am just curious about something and I was hoping that I can collect data from those of you who have been through RC surgery, In August, my dad was diagnosed with High Grade Transitional Cell Carcinoma Grade 2-3 of 3. The tumor extended into the lamina propria and muscularis propria. This is, from what I understand doing a ton of research, a very serious situation since the cancer was high grade and had invaded the muscle. Three urolgoists told my dad that he had to have the RC. The issues was that none of of them could get him into surgery for 3-4 months. When I questioned this, I was told not to worry since this "cancer thing" did not happen over night. My dad went crazy waiting to have surgery for 3 months knowing that this cancer was inside of him. He did have the RC in late November, only to find out that the cancer had spread to the lymph nodes. While I can never prove that the spread occured during this waiting time, have any of you had to wait so long to have your surgery done? I think the doctor's were so wrong to make someone with his diagnosis wait for 3 months for surgery and I am sure that not one of them would have waited this long if it were happening to them. Again, I am interested in understanding how long you had to wait for the RC surgery once the decision was made to remove the bladder.