Generally, treatment for bladder cancer is done through surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, and immunotherapy depending on the stage of the cancer. But at New Hope Unlimited, comprehensive cancer treatments that are personalized for each individual are followed. Surgery or chemotherapy may not always be needed.
DISCLAIMER: The extent of the response to treatment varies from patient to patient, even those with a similar diagnosis due to the uniqueness of each patient’s internal body makeup. No claim is made that patients with similar diagnoses and/or treatments will respond to the same extent as the patients shown below.
Case Study from a Bladder Cancer Diagnosis
CASE # 1783Click here to view pictures
This patient is a 66-year-old female who came to the clinic after being diagnosed with a large cervical mass.
Her biopsy pathology diagnosis was Mullerian adenosarcoma with sarcomatous overgrowth.
Her Abdominal CT scan without Contrast stated:
“There is a large complex mass originating from the cervix that extends superiorly about 15 cm in craniocaudal dimension, 13 cm transverse and 14 cm AP dimension.”
Her tumor marker CA 125 was 276.
This patient was told that she had to have a complete hysterectomy, a high dosage of chemotherapy and radiation and that remission was still not likely. She refused the surgery, chemotherapy and radiation.
She came to New Hope approximately 2 months after being diagnosed. She received an individualized treatment which changed often in order to meet her health needs.
After being at our clinic, she passed (on her own) her tumor mass. The measurements were 17 x 8 1/2 cm or 6 1/2 x 3 3/4 inches.
Case # 1-Patient is a 46-year-old female.
The patient has a history of recurrent urinary tract infections, urinary frequency, and urgency. She is a clerical office employee who gets no routine exercise and drinks approximately 8 plus cups of coffee daily. She never noticed any obvious blood in her urine but did have a reduced capacity of the bladder. She was treated with several different antibiotics including Sulfa and Cipro. She developed some vague low back pain. In November 2001 a CT of the Pelvis and Abdomen was performed revealing small lesions in the left lobe of the liver and in the spleen which also revealed a large bladder tumor. A TUR of the bladder confirmed a grade 2/3 transitional cell carcinoma with muscle invasion. Transitional cells line the urinary bladder of a human being, these cells protect the body from acidic urine inside the bladder. The patient was scheduled for a radical cystectomy with an ileal loop conduit. Preoperative staging included CT scans showing an enlarged left ovary and a right external iliac node measuring 1 cm. The patient was taken to the operating room in December where an exploratory laparotomy was performed. Pelvic lymph nodes were sent to pathology. Two of seven lymph nodes contained metastatic transitional cell carcinoma. The largest transitional cell carcinoma measured 2.8 cm. A very large hard node was seen in the obturator fossa on the right. This was positive for metastatic transitional cell carcinoma, and the cystectomy was aborted.
After receiving treatment at New Hope, all CT scans of Pelvis and Abdomen have continued to show no evidence of metastatic disease.