My bladder cancer battle

Ok so my MRI results are in and the plot thickens.

Pelvic and abdominal MRI's reveal no involvement anywhere else in my body, and a
70% reduction in tumor within the bladder.  Cause for jubilation?  That's what
I mistakenly thought.  BUT, cancer is still there, at least that's the way it seems,
even an MRI can't tell for sure.  Neither can a pet scan.
According to my urologist the fear is it begins growing again, and outside of
cystectomy the only attack he can offer is another heavy dose of chemo.  This time
requiring hospitalization 3 days a month for 6 months.

According to the radiotherapist there is no indication whether or not the tumor
is still shrinking, and suggests another MRI in 4 to 6 weeks to see where it is at that point.  Further radiation is out of the question, as I am maxed out in that regard.

Both doctors suggest another cystoscopy and biopsy, so I am reluctantly making an
appointment with my urologist.


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