Thankful1's Journey with Bladder Cancer

Survivor: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Finished active treatment less than 5 years ago, Diagnosed: almost 8 years ago, Male, Age: 72, Stage II

  1. 1
    over 4 years ago
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    Diagnosed

    Oh No

    I thought I had a Bladder infection. I was not ready for this. I was unable to take it all in at first. They wanted to do surgery to remove my bladder but my Heart blockage would not allow it because of the risk. I went to see my pcp and he recommended I go to Cancer Care of Maine to see an oncologist. I di this and they said they were confident the could beat this with chemo and radiation together. I went from I am going to die soon to I have hope and am going to beat this attack.

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  2. 2
    over 4 years ago
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    Chemotherapy

    Drug or Chemo Therapy

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

    Easy to Do: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Disagree
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  3. 3
    over 4 years ago
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    External radiation

    Radiation

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    Painless Experience: Agree
    Minimal Side Effects: Agree
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Agree
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  4. 4
    over 4 years ago
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    Weight loss

    Side Effects

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

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  5. 5
    over 4 years ago
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    Procedure or Surgery

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

    Went as Expected: Not Specified
    Minimal Recovery: Not Specified
    Minimal Side Effects: Not Specified
    Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Not Specified
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