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Finished chemo for bladder cancer. Bladder to be removed. Other ways of removal other than radiation?

Hello, my husband finished chemo for bladder cancer (stage 2) and was told he need to have his bladder removed. He can t have radiation because of artificial hips. Apparantly it would not work because of the titanium in joins. Is that the only possible solution to have bladder removed even though his cymptoms of any cancer are no longer present. No bleeding at all.
Asked On : Sat, 23 Feb 2013
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Oncologist, Surgical 's  Response
Dear Ma'am,

Sorry to hear about your husbands problem. He is feeling better because of the chemotherapy (that is the reason why his symptoms have subsided) but it does not imply that the cancer has been completely treated. He would still require surgery because radiotherapy cannot be given to him.
You can discuss the other options with your oncologist but they might not be curative and they include TURBT (transurethral resection of bladder tumor).
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Oncologist, Radiation Dr. Dipanjan Majumder's  Response
Probably your husband has received neoadjuvant chemotherapy. As the disease is at stage 2 the definitive treatment must be offered . Titanium plate is no bar, with proper homogeneity correction there is still possibility of radiation treatment, anyway pelvic radiation can spare the hip also. otherwise surgery is the only option left.
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