JackTucker's Journey:

Patient: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Newly diagnosed (has not begun treatment), Diagnosed: over 3 years ago, Male, Age: 68, Stage I

  1. 1
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had TURBT procedure 3 days ago. Found that cancer also involves ureter. Will be scheduling abdominal surgery within the next 3 weeks.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  2. 2
    over 3 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    Had abdominal surgery on June 12 to remove additional cancer in the ureter between my bladder and left kidney. Doctor was able to find a clear margin before the kidney was at risk. Was able to leave the hospital the next day (surgeon had originally expected a hospital stay of 2-4 days). 18 staples and catheter removed on June 20. Stent will be removed on July 11. BCG treatments to begin later in July. Have received tremendous support from family and friends. Maintaining very positive attitude and outlook.

    Went as Expected: Strongly Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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