kdee7's Journey with Bladder Cancer

Patient: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 5 years ago, Female, Age: 77

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    • kdee7
    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    removed most of the tumor in out patient

    Procedure or Surgery

    The removal of the tumor went good. But the couldn't get it all. So I had to have radiation 5 days a week for 7 weeks and chemo 1 day a week for 8 weeks. Then nothing until I went to the urologest and he scoped me and said I was clean. This week I start a different type of chemo. It's cavboplatin gouzan don't know if I spelt them correct its hard to understand him & his hand writing. I will get that 1day a week for 3 weeks and then a week off and so on & so on for I don't know how long which I will ask on thursday whenI go for my first treatment.

    Went as Expected: Agree
    Minimal Recovery: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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    • kdee7
    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Diarrhea

    Side Effects

    The diarrhea was terrible I lost 9 pounds in 1 week. Then I relized if I kept the fibre down to nomore then 5 gr it was not as bad.

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    • kdee7
    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

    The worst partwas the after effects the diarrhea.

    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Disagree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Neutral/NA
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    • kdee7
    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Loss

    This person has yet to add any details about this experience.

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    • kdee7
    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    about 5 years ago
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    Decision Point

    The decision was should I have my bladder removed as the urologist suggested or not. After talking to a few other doctors and going on the internet I deciced against it.

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