I was diagnosed with bladder cancer (CIS) in October 2009. Iwent through two courses of BCG (two 6-week treatments) and had two addtional biopsies. I was told at the end of Novenber 2010 that my cancer had progressed and that I would need to have my bladder removed. I went to Lahey Clinic in Burlington, MA for further evaluation and counseling and was told that I was a candidate for a continent Neobladder. I've scheduled the surgery for February 2010. Are there other alternatives to surgery? What are cancer survivors experiences with this surgery? What are the chances of regaining continence after surgery and recovery?