Part 2: A Conversation with Bill, a Bladder Cancer Patient, and the Doctor Who Treated Him


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In Part 2 of 3 in this Bladder Cancer Matters podcast, host Rick Bangs continues his conversation with Bill Robertson, a bladder cancer survivor, and Dr. Vikram Narayan, an assistant professor in the Department of Urology at Emory University School of Medicine.

They discuss the difficult decision of undergoing a radical cystectomy, the potential benefits of bladder removal, and the importance of understanding a patient’s values and preferences when discussing treatment options. They also touch on the different types of urinary diversions and the challenges that come with them, such as learning how to change the bag and adjusting to a new lifestyle.

The episode concludes with a discussion on the time it takes to change a bag and the frequency of bag changes.

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