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    After over4 years fighting this very aggressive cancer and three rounds of BCG treatments I am considered a BCG failure. I have been told that having my bladder, prostate and lymph nodes out is my only option left. I have lukemia as well and even though I am in remission with it, I am very concerned about this operation as my last experience in the hospital was not a good one and I understand that this operation is not with out risk. Would anyone have any experience with this type of cancer that they could share with me. I would very much like to get a second opinion but afraid I might be running out of time.

    Jack Moon

    Hi Darryl

    Getting a 2nd opinion at a major cancer centre, with a top Urologist who specializes with bladder cancer is very important in your case. If he/she agrees with your current Urologist it will put your mind at ease. Their are a couple of schools of thought when dealing with a CIS recurrence that is still non-muscle invasive.
    Some have had success with BCG/Interferon treatments as interferon has had success in boosting the BCG. Others have chosen to have their bladder removed at a major cancer centre.
    If you are incurring delays in seeing a top Urologist at a major cancer centre, I may be able to assist in speeding up the appointment.
    Hopefully others who have experienced what you are, will chime in and share their decision making process.
    All the best,

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