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    Sometimes I just need a friend to talk to and they are never around; all of my friends seem to have disappeared. I don't always say the right things to my husband and he get angry when I ask him how he feels. I need to be positive for the kids and for him; however, I am falling apart inside. How do you stay strong when the doctors are not hopeful? Bill is my best friend, my lover, the father of my children and my personal hero! He has to beat this!

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      Staci1219

      You got one right here anytime you need one. All you gotta do is contact me by email or look me up on here. Exchange email is fine, it will not bother me at all. Thats what I'm here for. Stay Strong.

      almost 5 years ago
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    mylove4bill asked a questionBladder Cancer

    My husband has bladder cancer that has spread to his lungs, and dispite chemo the nodules on his lungs doubled in size. Any advice on what we should prepare for? The doctors said that there is less hope with each failed chemo and we are on our third kind.

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      KarenG_WN

      Hi,

      We have several folks affected by bladder cancer. I am sure someone will weigh in soon. In the meantime, I am going to see if I can fund someone to weigh in. You can also go to "people" by clicking the word above in the blue bar and do a search for those with bladder cancer and look at their journeys, if you have not done so already. You might be able to get some insight there.

      Thanks,
      Karen

      almost 5 years ago
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    mylove4bill asked a questionBladder Cancer

    Does anyone know where I can get any help with travel expenses?

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      Staci1219

      Hey there, I became an advocate for the ACS the year my mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2003. They have programs that will help with expenses and stuff. You can call the ACS at[phone number redacted] and tell them your situation and they will help you. I hope this helps and I wish the best of luck to you and your husband thru this journey. Let me know if there is anything I can do to make it easier.

      almost 5 years ago
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    mylove4bill asked a questionBladder Cancer

    If the cancer started in the bladder and is now in the lungs what kind of cancer does he have. Bladder Cancer or Lung Cancer or both?

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      CherylHutch

      Hi there,

      I do not have the same kind of cancer as your husband, so I can't answer your questions about treatments or what kind. But with your question re is this bladder cancer... the biopsy of the lung nodules should have been able to tell you what kind of cancer it was... either a metastasis of bladder cancer to the lung, or a brand new primary lung cancer. Yes, it is possible to have more than one primary cancer. But if it is two different cancers, then they would be treated differently with different kinds of chemo. If it is a spread (metastasis) of the bladder cancer to the lung, then it is still considered bladder cancer and is treated with the same treatments as the bladder cancer. So it all depends on the result from the biopsy of the lung nodules as to what kind of cancer it is.

      It is not at all unusual to be going through different chemos. If a chemo doesn't work and the tumors don't shrink, then the oncologists don't want to put a patient through the side affects of a chemo if it is not doing any good. The idea is to find a chemo that will work and preferably have few to no side affects.

      Not sure if this helped but thought I'd put my .02 cents in ;)

      Cheryl from Vancouver

      almost 5 years ago
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      susie81610

      Cheryl you explained it very well I have the same thing going on I have esophagus cancer that has metastasized to my breast and stomach and back they have removed all the tumors but thank goodness they were all esophagus cancer so I was still able to be treated with one type of chemo cocktail.
      Good luck to you my love if you have any other questions I would be happy to help if I can.
      Have a good day.
      Susie

      almost 5 years ago
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      calypsois

      Hello:
      Sorry you are in this situation.. The cancer could be bladder cancer that has spread to the lungs. You should come to the BCAN (Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network) site at

      http://www.inspire.com/

      You will be surprised at how many helpful persons in the same boat as your husband are there.

      about 4 years ago
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