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Forest Lake, MN
A member asked about a 57-year-old male:

What is life expectancy after bladder cancer has moved to bone (severe lesions on two ribs), spot on lung, spot kidney, and partially obstructed aorta?

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 63 years experience
Bladder cancer: The oncologist and urologist who know the patient best should be the ones to answer your question. Involvement of the abdominal aorta is very concerning. Many patients develop widespread involvement of the pelvic area with eventual blockages of both ureters leading to kidney failure. Oncology,radiology and urology would collaborate in such cases to offer palliative care.
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