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Stage 1 Bladder Cancer/Gemcitabine

Kidney & Bladder | Last Active: Feb 8 10:10pm | Replies (13)

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@plugger thankyou so much for responding and sharing your story. You really have been through a lot. I hope the treatment gives you the best results.
Fourteen years ago, one oncologist told my husband to remove the bladder and the prostate. Went with oncologist number two. Radiation treatments were successful for the prostate. PSA very low. The bladder has been an ongoing nuisance. We were told right from the beginning that this is a type of bladder cancer that recurs. 14 years and nine TURBS later, my husband starts the first gemcitabine treatment in early February.
I wish you well and keep us posted on how things go for you.

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I'm sure we will both come through this and move forward to live life to
it's fullest. Did your husband try any supplementary treatment, I have been
recommended by a naturopath who specialises in oncology to undertake
vitamin C infusions and oxygen treatment in a hyperbaric chamber that I am
still considering. TURBS are the pits, I normally request the urologist to
undertake a cystoscopy first and then if things warrant it to come back
later for a TURB. I will post at the end of Feb when I get the results from
the TURB.