surviving56's Journey with Bladder Cancer

Patient: Bladder Cancer

Patient Info: Currently in active treatment (initial surgery, receiving chemo rounds/radiation), Diagnosed: over 8 years ago, Male, Age: 62

  1. 1
    over 5 years ago
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    Health insurance issue

    Oh No

    on disability.,had to cobra my insurance. company went out of business and i lost my insurance and had to stop treatments

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  2. 2
    over 5 years ago
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    Surgery

    Procedure or Surgery

    two surgerys -08-09-exactly one year apart

    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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  3. 3
    over 5 years ago
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    Other

    Procedure or Surgery

    i have immunotherapy. they actually inject a form of tuberculosis into my bladder. it stays in fof 2-hrs, then you release it. it is supposed to boost the immune system to fight off the disease.

    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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  4. 4
    over 5 years ago
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    Remission

    Celebration

    cancer hasn't come back so far, but i have missed a treatment because of insurace issues

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