Dear Cancer Coach- I’ve been diagnosed with bladder cancer and am scheduled to have my bladder
removed, but I can’t get a good feeling that this is the best way to go. What else?
I am sorry to read about your bladder cancer diagnosis. The post below is a testimonial from a friend of mine who had his bladder removed. I have to say that Tom’s bladder cancer was unexpected…
“In late November 2014 I had lost 35 pounds after retiring earlier that year. I had been taking a blood pressure pill with a diuretic and because of the weight loss I thought the diuretic was too strong making me go to the bathroom all morning after three cups of coffee. I saw my doctor that week and took a urine test to see if anything else may be contributing to the problem…”
Further, I am both a cancer survivor and cancer coach. While conventional oncology should be an important part of your experience, please keep in mind that there are a host of evidence-based, non-toxic therapies shown to kill bladder cancer.
Also, please read the blog post linked about Prehabilitation. In short, preparing (exercise, nutrition, sleep, etc.) to have surgery such as bladder removal may help your recovery. Cancer patients who “prehabilitate” simple do better.
I can offer research and information about possible therapies if you will relay more info about your specific diagnosis. Your stage and other diagnostic/testing specifics will dictate your therapy options.
1) What is your specific diagnosis including stage and genetic markers if any.
2) What is your onc’s therapy plan? Yes, bladder removal but what else? Chemotherapy? Radiation?
3) How old are you? What is your health status?
4) Where are you considering having your surgery? What is the name of the hospital?
I will reply to these specifics asap- thanks