Do you know anyone who had bladder cancer and had a success after cystectomy?

Many. Have known many patients, as well as one close relative, with great success following cystectomy, plus either an ileal or colon conduit with urinary stoma or an intestinal neo-bladder. Success depends firstly on whether cancer has spread through or beyond bladder as well as how aggressive the cancer. Some patients benefit from adjunctive radiation and/or chemotherapy.
Cystectomy. This is the main treatment for muscle invasive bladder cancer. Although a hard operation for patients, best chance for cure. Sometimes you need chemo first.....Advised to go to an experienced surgeon who does lots of these procedures....
I do not do this. Procedure, and see patients that cannot medically get cystectomy, but it works very well, and people adjust to the urinary diversion procedures. If there is muscle nvasive disease, see a team that does this work frequently.

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What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. Id like to hear about your experie?

Other Treatment. CIS means that there are cancer cells only in the innermost layer of the bladder. It should be treated as the cells will usually start to grow deeper. It is usually best treated with topical therapies placed inside the bladder through the urethra. This could be immune therapy with BCG (a modified bacteria) or with chemotherapy. . Read more...

What happens if you have cis bladder cancer and have decided not to have a cystectomy. I'd like to hear about your experie?

Think about decision. Assuming the diagnosis is correct, you have a very high probability of developing invasive bladder cancer. Perhaps seeking another opinion would help you weigh the pros and cons of your decision. Hopefully you are also aware that treatments for bladder cancer, once the tumor spreads beyond the bladder, are limited. Read more...
Risks vs. benefits. Hello Erikka, The answer depends on the stage and type of cancer, and on the age and health of the patient. There are risks involved with every form of therapy, therefore the risks, benefits, as well as the alternatives of the recommended therapy, should be discussed as length with the treating physician. Ask LOTs of questions!! Take care. Take care. Read more...