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What is the survival rate for a 71 year old male who had a cancerous tumor removed from bladder?

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I would venture to say not very good but I ain't no doctor and the good Lord might not want him to come home just yet

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Depends on what stage the doctors caught it in. My Dad just passed away 8 weeks ago from cancer, but his was at the point of no return...so I hope they caught it earlly! Because I would never want anyone to go through what I have...

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I'm so so sorry about your dad... I'm asking for my dad too :(
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Thanks! :) And I really hope they caught it for your Dad, because I don't want you to go through what I have to. Not having my Dad to walk me down the isle in the future will kill me. But idk...hope for the best and don't think about the worst. Stay Positive and be strong for you and him. And tell him I love you as much as you can
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If the tumor was completely removed and did not metastasize, he may have a normal life expectancy. He needs to keep close tabs on it and see doctor frequently to make sure it doesn't come back.

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If the margins are clear of cancer and it did not metastasize cure is quite certain. The doctor can probably reassure you on the margins but metastasis is more of a waiting game.
If lymph glands are removed in the area which is likely and they too are negative for cancer then the prognosis is even better.
In the event of an unfavorable surgical outcome the patient today is much more fortunate than one of maybe even 15 years ago for successful alternative medical treatment .
I understand the anxiety , being a prostate cancer survivor myself since 2005.

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Congratulations on being a survives. It is my dad. He went in to get a huge kidney stone removed that was damaging his kidney and they found the cancerous tumor on his bladder. My mom also has skin cancer. This year 2013 can suck it!!!!
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Hi Wendy , after my biopsy near Thanksgiving 2004 the holidays were dismal before my early Jan. surgery. Was never noticing symptoms but it was aggressive form and close to the capsular covering. At that time I was hoping for just about any extension of life. Now seven yrs later my Doctor smiles and says he hopes he is as healthy as I am at my age. Well I will never stop sweating the follow-ups , it's once a year now and this year he said would be my last required. I also have had skin cancers removed but those are easy and virtually never travel. I'm just a couple years younger than your dad and I am a retired pharmacist .
My best to you and your family.
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Thank you so much for your encouraging words!!! And congrats for beating it!
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