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Sat, Jun 22 5:49am · Bladder Cancer/Small cell bladder cancer in Cancer

Thank you Becky. Yes, we met with the radiation oncologist. We’re going to proceed with Brain MRI and then 3 sessions of whole brain radiation, which consists of daily sessions Monday-Friday for three weeks with a total of 15 treatments. The radiation onc at MDAnderson just finished up a study. Results haven’t been posted yet but he was talking about a reduction in the incidence of brain metastasis for SCBC from 50% to around 14%.

Sat, Jun 1 5:22am · Triggers for caregivers in Caregivers

Yes, I feel like I am constantly bombarded with triggers. I lost my mom 3 years ago to lung cancer after almost a 2 year battle. My father was diagnosed this past year with small cell bladder cancer. The trips to the hospital, chemo treatments, and constant scans… I find myself breaking down all the time. There are little reminders all the time of what I went through and I am so afraid of the outcome. This is the first I have heard the term anticipatory grief and that perfectly explains what I am feeling.

Mon, May 27 6:14am · Bladder Cancer/Small cell bladder cancer in Cancer

No, no metastasis. We were told it was for preventative measures- prophylactic cranial irradiation. I have no idea what that entails, other than what I learn from the Internet. We are meeting with the radiation oncologist in a few weeks to learn more about it.

Wed, May 22 5:35am · Bladder Cancer/Small cell bladder cancer in Cancer

Samasama, it can be scary. I am so thankful I found this site, as it’s hard to find information on this particular cancer. I’ll be praying for you and your husband.

Tue, May 21 9:08pm · Bladder Cancer/Small cell bladder cancer in Cancer

Has anyone had brain radiation as part of their treatment? After a radical cystectomy in January my dad had four rounds of chemo, two EP and two MVAC. Dr now wants him to do brain radiation. I am concerned about the possible side effects and whether or not the risks outweigh the potential benefits. He lives alone. Diagnosis is muscle invasive small cell cancer of the bladder, Which was found in one of 18 lymph nodes

Thu, Feb 14 9:53pm · Bladder Cancer/Small cell bladder cancer in Cancer

The immunotherapy he did was part of a clinical trial, Durvalumab and Tremelimumab. He is starting His first chemomtreatment tonight.

Sat, Feb 2 8:16pm · Bladder Cancer: Stage 2 high grade in Cancer

My father recently had bladder, prostate and lymph nodes removed. He stars chemo (Etoposide/ Cisplatin) in a few weeks. Any suggestions for managing Chemo side effects?

Mon, Jan 21 6:41pm · Bladder Cancer/Small cell bladder cancer in Cancer

Thank you. We do not know if it has spread he has not had a pet scan yet, is scheduled for that after the first chemo treatment. Thank you for sharing your partners experience. Was the chemo give an inpatient? I was told my dad will be in the hospital for five days getting the chemo