Bladder cancer TCC
i am a 49 year old male and was diagnosed with bladder cancer (transitional cell carcinoma) 2 years ago, my urologist was goiing to remove my bladder and sent me for a ct scan first and thats when it was found to have spread to my liver. i had a liver biopsy and it was confirmed to have metastasised from the bladder to my liver, they also found a spot on my lung. i went on chemo and the urologist decided not to take my bladder out. 18 chemos later i was found to be in remission. i had my last ct in August and was once again found to be in remission. On Oct 1st 2008 i went to work and found i could not type anything as i couldnt find the keys on the keyboard. i got in my car and drove to my oncologists offices. on ther way i was stopped by the police as i was driving with my door wide open and i only had one shoe on. they rushed me off to the oncos office. i was admitted to hospital and had a brain scan where they found a 50mm tumor on my brain. I had a craniotomy on 20th October 2008 and the tumor was complely removed. i am now recovering at home and am getting stronger every day. I am going for 9 blasts of radiotherapy starting on monday. they biopsied the tumor and it was a secondary tumor. the primary cancer being bladder cancer. who would have even guessed. i feel i have been truly blessed and thank my lucky stars. it could have been much worse.