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    Can I survive another battle?

    I seem to be in remission with bladder cancer, I had surgery, chemo and radiation, and after a 2 year battle my bladder functions normally. I always had a issues with mild Ulcerative colitis, and when I had a flare up I underwent a colonoscopy and they found a lump in the upper part so big they couldnt perform the colonoscopy.
    My question, after having had chemo etc, can I go another round 3 years later?
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  • Bowel Cancer Australia is the leading community-funded charity dedicated to prevention, early diagnosis, research, quality treatment and care for everyone affected by bowel cancer. We … View Profile

    Thank you for your enquiry.  In answer to your question, your situation will be something your specialist will be considering, but generally there are different types of chemotherapies used for different types of cancers, so most commonly they will perform further rounds of chemotherapy if a cancer has come back and it requires this form of treatment to best combat the growth of the tumour. 
    There are many factors needed to be considered for both you, the surgeon and your oncologist as to what is the best overall plan for you and your diagnosis. 
    Please do discuss any of your concerns with your doctor; remember to write down any thoughts / concerns you may have in order to remember for your next appointment. 
    Kind regards


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    If you believe your symptoms are consistent with those of bowel cancer or a digestive illness, please consult your doctor.
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