Bladder cancer: Is a stoma the same as an ostomy?
I have a very dear friend who has been diagnosed with bladder cancer. She’s had one “scraping” and then about 3 weeks later another. Then this week she had 2 days of chemo. and that’s it for that week, then 2 the next week, and 2 the following week. From what I understand there is one more 2-day round of chemo. and then they will x-ray it, and probably do surgery. She will then have a stoma ….. is that the same as an ostomy? The surgeon told her the opening would be at her belly button.
Can anyone tell me what this is like? Anytime someone says cancer, I fear for them.