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Stage 4 colon cancer patient diagnosed with tumours on bladder. Advised collecting bag outside body. More details?

What type of collecting bag on the outside of my body would I been given? How does this all work? I am a stage 4 colon cancer patient who has been diagnosed with (2) malignant tumors on the bladder which has caused some type of urine to seep out of my rectum. This is a constant event that happens 24/7. Would this surgery enable me to pass urine through the device explained. I am wondering about the risks involved. I am a 75 year old white female and besides my colon and now bladder cancers, am in good health. Can you shed some light on this matter for me. I am looking for information that will help me get a better idea of what I am to expect with and without the surgery. Please let me know if there is any information that you need to help answer some of these questions. I will try and answer them as best possible.

Thank you,
Linda Lew
Asked On : Thu, 25 Apr 2013
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General Surgeon 's  Response
Apr 2013
Hi Linda and welcome to HCM.
I am sorry about your condtion and want to encourage you for future. This is serious but I am sure you will get used to this new situation. Many eople are afraid of colostoma, ureterostomas etc. but they soon realize that there is no some big deal and problem about it. There will be a bag which can be easily and attached and removed form your stoma hole and you should change it once in 2 days depending on size.
it is usually not seen underneath the clothes. everything else is the same as before. You just wont need to go to bathroom. I am sure you ll adapt very soon. Wish you good luck and good health.
Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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