Cancer Community
Aunt Dying of Stage IV Bladder Cancer
About This Community:

This patient support community is for discussions relating to cancer, cancer staging, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy, radiation therapy, surgery, and tumor types.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Aunt Dying of Stage IV Bladder Cancer

My Aunt had her bladder removed by a urologist in Arkansas about a year ago because she had cancer.  He reconstructed a bladder and told her that he got all the cancer by removing the bladder.  He never recommended that she see an oncologist so she believed she was cancer free. Well, about 5 months ago she found out that the reconstructed bladder is cancerous and the cancer has spread to other organs.  She is now dying.  My questions is, why would a urologist NOT recommend that she go to an oncologist and have chemo to kill any cancer cells that might have beeen floating around in her body?  Is this normal practice?  Had she seen an oncologist, this might have never had to happen.  Thank you.
Related Discussions
Post a Comment
To
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Cancer Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Emotional Eating Control: How to St...
Aug 28 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
Top Cancer Answerers
612551_tn?1247839157
Blank
Jerry_NJ
NJ