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Can lumps of bladder cancer that have spread to my lungs be removed with surgery?

Can lumps of bladder cancer that have spread to my lungs be removed with surgery?

It depends: Depends on the number of lumps or metastasis. A limited number may be removed surgically. Often with minimally invasive means called video assisted thoracic surgery or vats. ...Read more

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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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My father in law was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to the t8 vertebrae and is in the lymph nodes. He only has one kidney due to kidney cancer, he had bladder cancer, has mds, had open heart surgery with 4 bipasses and a heart at

My father in law was just diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer that has spread to the t8 vertebrae and is in the lymph nodes.  He only has one kidney due to kidney cancer, he had bladder cancer, has mds, had open heart surgery with 4 bipasses and a heart at

What is the question: We need more info. This request says 80 year old Female...is that you or the patient??? Tell us if you have shown this person to an oncologist for treatment consideration. Radiotherapy/ and chemotherapy may be useful but a good medical oncologist is what you need first. Please send us your question(say it clearly) about his lung Cancer(only) ...Read more

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Chemo after surgery for bladder cancer? Should I have chemotherapy after having my bladder removed because of bladder cancer? Why would this help, since i don’t have a bladder anymore?

Chemo after surgery for bladder cancer? Should I have chemotherapy after having my bladder removed because of bladder cancer? Why would this help, since i don’t have a bladder anymore?

Factor dependent: There are many factors that help to determine if it is safe and, or needed. Age, other medical problems, stage of tumor and other pathologic features of your tumor determine the risk of microscopic cells remaining and therefore your potential benefit of chemotherapy aimed at cleaning up microscopic cells in the blood stream and bladder bed. ...Read more

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Best guess what would is the prognosis of an 87 y/o w/ metastatic bladder cancer that spread to the lung without treatment and is otherwise healthy?

Best guess what would is the prognosis of an 87 y/o w/ metastatic bladder cancer that  spread to the lung without treatment and is otherwise healthy?

Enjoy each day: She may develop pneumonia and be gone at any time. Or it may stay almost stable and allow her several more good years. Cherish however much or little time you have with your loved one. There is no predicting the time left. ...Read more

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Dr. Found mass on my 63 y/o father's bladder. He goes into surgery thurs. What are chances it's bladder cancer and how treatable is it if so?

Dr. Found mass on my 63 y/o father's bladder. He goes into surgery thurs. What are chances  it's bladder cancer and how treatable is it if so?

Wait: Don't jump into conclusion , wait for biopsy report , it may or may not be a malignant lesion , have to know what type of tumor it is , has to be staged early stages treatable & curable. ...Read more

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Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Is it possible to get a bladder transplant after bladder cancer surgery?

Thanks for asking!: Making a new bladder in the lab is under development, but for now there are several options for reconstructing a bladder from your own body. And these can be discussed with your urologist. ...Read more

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If my bladder cancer has invaded my lymph nodes, will I have to have surgery?

If my bladder cancer has invaded my lymph nodes, will I have to have surgery?

Possibly: If the bladder cancer has spread to few local lymph nodes in the pelvis, then surgery may still be an option to remove the bladder and lymph nodes at the same time. If there is advanced cancer or many lymph nodes present, then chemotherapy and radiation may be first needed to allow shrinkage of the tumor followed by surgery for complete removal. ...Read more

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3 months after bladder cancer surgery the scab has not dissolved. What does this indicate?

3 months after bladder cancer surgery the scab has not dissolved. What does this indicate?

Will fall of: If you are asking about scab on the abdominal wall ( due to open surgery/ not through the bladder ) most likely you had small collection under the skin which resolved , keep moist dressings the scab will fall off soon and go to the surgeon for follow up. ...Read more

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Is it possible to cure bladder cancer without surgery?

Is it possible to cure bladder cancer without surgery?

Probably not: The standard of care for bladder tumors is removal of all abnormal tissue, using a scope via the urethra. A chemo agent is then placed in the bladder to reduce recurrences. If pathology shows cancer invasive into deep layers of the bladder, then major surgery may be needed. The most common reason not to have bladder cancer surgery is if a patient is too high risk for anesthesia complications. ...Read more

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Is it true that bladder cancer isn't curable without the surgery?

Is it true that bladder cancer isn't curable without the surgery?

Sort of: Small bladder cancers can be removed with the expectation of a cure through a cystoscope. They're prone to recur over the urothelial field. Instillation of bcg is another way to deal with some kinds of early cancer. ...Read more

Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


Bladder (Definition)

The bladder is a muscular organ in the pelvis that accepts urine from the kidneys, stores the urine at low pressure, & expels the urine during voluntary voiding. Though seemingly a simple reservoir, the bladder is a complex organ intricately connected with the brain and spinal cord with sensory, motor, and autonomic circuits. The muscular layer that contracts during voids ...Read more