• I have transitional cell carcinoma showed up cancer in the bladder as grade 2 stage0 was removed will this kill the bad cells

    Asked by marcia on Thursday, March 8, 2012

    I have transitional cell carcinoma showed up cancer in the bladder as grade 2 stage0 was removed will this kill the bad cells

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    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      I'm not sure I understand your question. If your bladder was surgically removed, then of course any cancer cells in the bladder were removed. If you have any cancer cells elsewhere, then the bladder surgery wouldn't have any impact on those.

      over 5 years ago
    • marcia's Avatar
      marcia

      they removed the cancer areas not the bladder. sorry did not explain very well

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      Well again, the surgery will of course remove the cancer cells that were in the tissue they removed, but it does not affect any cancer cells that were not removed.

      over 5 years ago
    • marcia's Avatar
      marcia

      that is the part I'm trying hard to understand if it is cancer of the cells than it is still there waiting to grow more cancer tumors. Everyone says I'm being paranoid that it may never form again

      over 5 years ago
    • Buckwirth's Avatar
      Buckwirth

      Marcia,

      Surgery removed ALL the cancer cells. You are being paranoid, and you are going to be just fine.

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar
      nancyjac

      All cancer is of the cells. The surgery you had removed tissue that contained cancerous cells. Unfortunately, there is not absolute answer about recurrence of cancer. There could still be cancerous cells remaining now that were not removed by surgery that would continue to divide and multiply. Or at some point in the future, normal cells could again mutate and become cancerous. Or you could remain cancer free for the rest of your life. Have you discussed this with your oncologist and any follow up treatment (e.g. chemotherapy, radiation, etc.).

      over 5 years ago
    • benj622's Avatar
      benj622

      Bladder cancer is one of the most likely to come back. I was clean for nine years before it did come back. The main thing is to get checked on a regular basis, BCG treatment has been proving to be beneficial.

      over 4 years ago

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