photo1's Journey:

Survivor: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: about 6 years ago, Male, Age: 69, Stage 0

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    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    Removed the tumor from my bladder.

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    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    The bladder tumor was removed on January 21, 2011

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    What's next, surgery or chemo/radiation?

    Decision Point

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

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    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    March 8, 2011, went into surgery to remove my bladder, prostate, appendix and do biopsies on 17 lymph nodes. Also rebuild bowel and build a stoma. All day surgery, 10 days in the hospital.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Pain

    Side Effects

    Constant discomfort and occasional big-time pain. Cramping and mood swings.

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    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    After four trips to the emergency room and two week-long hospital stays, another surgery to correct the cramping and pain problems, repairing a hernia/bowel obstruction.

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
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    • Experience with Bladder Cancer
    over 4 years ago
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    Breakthrough

    Celebration

    July 2012, the last surgery corrects the constant cramping and discomfort. I now feel much better with very little discomfort.

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