28 Year Old Husband Diagnosed w/ Bladder Cancer

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RE: Bladder Cancer

by deedor on Thu Feb 18, 2010 02:25 AM

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Hi larry/ i too have a urostomy on my right side. I use conva tecs durraheasive system. It's great because you don't need paste or the powder. I've been using it for about two years after having so many problams with my old system. This one lasts me about 5 - 6 days. It comes precut to your size and you just roll it back around the precut area, place it over your stoma and roll it back to fit like a turtleneck around your stoma. You peel back the tape on the wafer and press to skin. You snap on your pouch and you're done. No fuss no muss and best of all there's no hassle when it's time to change your urostomy again. You don't have all that gooy paste to try to scrap off.  You can call your supplier and ask for a contact number for conva tec and then you can call them to ask for a sample of the durra heasive system. You won't regret it!


RE: 28 Year Old Husband Diagnosed w/ Bladder Cancer

by Skylid on Thu Feb 18, 2010 08:28 PM

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On Sep 20, 2005 12:00 AM Steph2005 wrote:

My 28 year old husband was diagnosed with stage 3 bladder cancer on August 1. He is currently undergoing chemotherapy (4 rounds) then he will have his bladder removed. We hope he will be able to get a neo-pouch or the Indiana pouch. After the surgery, he will likely need additioanl chemotherapy. We have a 6 month old baby boy. I am having a difficult time getting my arms around everything. Chemo is very hard on him; draining all of his energy. It is hard for me to watch my strong, young husband lay around feeling miserable all the time. We did chose to bank sperm in case we chose to expand our family after he is cancer free. Has anyone been through all of this? I need some words of wisdom. We have a strong support system and lots of people praying for us, as well as a positive attitude. Any other tips?

I am 63 years old now and had my bladder removed when I was 57. I have a neo bladder. All I can tell you is the there is light at the end of the tunnel. He can come back and live a perfectly normal life and do everything he did before.

I have a dear friend 41 years old now who had a cystectomy and neo bladder at 37. He is doing GREAT!!

See if it can be done robotically and Laproscopically. Mine was not like that because they were just starting the technology but my younger friwend did and he recovered much quicker. It is less invasive as a procedure.

My operation was done at USC in california and my friends in San Antonio Texas. Be sure you deal with a surgeon that is an expert on this and who does many every year. I find that experience is vital especiaslly in the reconstruction.

If I can help any more let me know

Be strong, he will need your support./ My wife thank G_D was my Florence knightingale as well as my drill sargeant.

Luis from Texas


RE: 28 Year Old Husband Diagnosed w/ Bladder Cancer

by Tammy4 on Fri Apr 09, 2010 11:26 PM

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My Husband was diagnosed with Bladder Cancer in Dec 09 he is only 44.  He just had his bladder taken out in Feb 10 when they took out the bladder they took out many(not sure of the number) lymph nodes and the  cancer was in 2 of the lymph nodes that they tested. He just started his Chemo last week. I was just wondering if your husband's cancer spread to his lymph nodes as well?  

RE: Bladder Cancer Support Group on Web.

by frankvan on Sun Sep 12, 2010 01:56 AM

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In addition to support there is an enormous amount of information which may help you available at



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