8 years 10 months ago - 8 years 10 months ago#37528by Patricia
here is a top Uro in Athens
Dr. Alivizatos is an Associate Professor in the Second Department of Urology, Sismanoglio Hospital, at the Medical School of Kapodistriakon University in Athens, Greece
I'd suggest also asking his current urologist, where is the best place for bladder cancer treatment in Greece or the neighboring countries. Call the hospital, get the urology department and see if you can get biographies of the bladder cancer specialists. You can usually tell based on the number of papers they've written on bladder cancer specifically, the number of surgeries they do for bladder cancer, etc.
It appears from other searching that I've done that Greece is a country with a pretty high incidence of bladder cancer (most attribute that to the high incidence of smoking in Greece) so it seems you should have some pretty good docs there with a specialization.
I cannot answer any of your questions, but I can tell you that Doug was diagnosed in 2001 at the age of 44 with superficial bladder cancer. He is doing well and has been cancer free almost 2 years now, so there is HOPE! My prayers are with both you and your husband.
I'm not aware of the top docs in Greece or neighboring countries. I'm hoping one of the other Europeans who read the site will chime in with suggestions. Otherwise, it's just research. You want a doc that specializes in bladder cancer.
Hang in there, you are no alone and as you can see there are people who have experience and knowledge that will be of help. I am 72 years old and I am bladder, prostate, cancer survivor and have been helped by many people on this blog. I think spouses, (wives or husbands) of cancer patients really have the most difficult of jobs but without my wife I would have been lost and her support, help and love made all the difference --- so I am glad you have come to the blog and I hope process will go well for you and your husband. Herb†
Age 72 had radical 9/11/10 have conduit everything is fine, grateful to be a cancer survivor. Lost Dad and Brother to Cancer both in their 50's.