• After chemo then radiation a lump appeared in groin area. Biopsy done and bladder cancer in that lump. What now? Waiting for Dr to decide.

    Asked by coffeenomore on Wednesday, February 13, 2013

    After chemo then radiation a lump appeared in groin area. Biopsy done and bladder cancer in that lump. What now? Waiting for Dr to decide.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • SueRae1's Avatar
      SueRae1

      Hugs, what a trying time you mus be going through. Wait for your doctor's treatment plan, hopefully you'll get in the next few days. You may also want to get a 2nd opinion. I love my oncology teams, but I went for 2nd opinions. I feel that an other set of eyes from someone with slightly different experiences can only help with building the best treatment plan for me.

      about 4 years ago
    • coffeenomore's Avatar
      coffeenomore

      Dr mentioned possible surgery to remove the lump, which is a lympnode. Or doing more radiation to that site. This area was not within the parimeter of the radiation I had done. I still have 3 more rounds of chemo to do.

      about 4 years ago
    • Peroll's Avatar
      Peroll

      Sorry to hear that your cancer has spread. You are waiting for your Dr to make a recommendation, you get to decide what treatment you want. It would appear that the cancer has only been located in the one spot as he is talking targeted treatments (surgery or radiation). I recommned that you ask the Dr (I assume he is your Oncologist) for a referal to a surgeon and a radiation onco,logiswt and that you go see both of them as son as possible to get thier opinions. Be aware that surgeons do not like to operate on locations that have had surgery or radiation before as scar tissue males it more difficult. Also surgery gives more definitive results in that the tumor is removed and the margins can be physically measured. Also be aware that treatment is not just limited to radiation and surgery there are other options that may be more appropriate. You need to ask loits of questions, get informed and become part of your treatment team yourself. This will help insure you get the best and most appropriate treatment. Good Luck and let us know how it goes.

      about 4 years ago

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