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Bladder Cancer and Brachytherapy for Prostate Cancer

Anyone have this scenario? After being diagnosed with Low Grade Prostate Cancer contained in my prostate, imaging saw something in my bladder and it turned out to also be low grade non invasive tumor.

Bladder tumor removed via TURBT and now cleared to deal with prostate cancer.

I have been wanting to do Brachytherapy for the prostate cancer but my urologists suggests that I dont do that because of the potential for strictures, which would cause issues for future cystoscopy. Of course he is a surgeon and recommends radical prostectomy, which is not what I want to do.

Anyone have a similar issue?

Thanks

  1. hi. Sorry I don’t have advice to share here specifically but would ask your doctor to discuss with you alternative options so you can think it over. Laura, Moderator. BladderCancer.net

    1. Thanks

      1. @Ed c - I wish you were not dealing with either of these issues. But I do have a suggestion. If you are not already a part of Prostatecancer.net - you may wish to join that page and post on there also. As for your bladder cancer, I assume that you will be having follow up testing to keep apprised of any other issues that may arise. Low grade BC is certainly better news that high grade but any cancer needs to be watched for years. Please keep us posted. I wish I could be of more help to you. My best with your treatments. Linda Urbanski ( moderator, Bladdercancer.net team member)

        1. Thanks for the kind words and advice. Yes I am on a schedule for scopes for the next 5 years to watch the bladder.

          1. @Ed c- Great news on the future testing. You seem to be in good hands which is great to hear and a comfort I am sure. I hope you are able to have other options for your prostate cancer. Radical procedures may not be the best option for everyone. Keep us posted. Linda Urbanski ( moderator, Bladdercancer.net team member)

          2. glad you have scopes planned to keep a check on things. Wishing you well. Laura, Moderator, BladderCancer.net

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