The doctor said the tumor started a year or two ago. It was a bit over 1 inch in size when it was detected.
My dad is not a smoker but he used to work 12 hour shifts as a construction worker and only ate once and didn't drink water. I think that's the cause of the tumor. I read that toxic elements that had been filtered by the kidneys stayed in the bladder for too long without being diluted with fresh water. This must have caused a mutation in the inner lining of the bladder.
The doctor said he'll follow the guidelines algorithm. The second TURBT is in there. I really hope second TURBT is just a cleanup and doctor says my dad is cancer free. I will keep you updated here. Also this is the first time my dad has ever been sick. He's 70 and hasn't ever been to a doctor. He's a very healthy and strong man.
Thanks for clearing that juice has not been scientifically proven to cure cancer. There are literally hundreds of articles that say that people got cured so I decided to give it a go.
We drink 1 cup of beetroot juice, 2 cups of cabbage juice, half a cup of broccoli juice and half a cup of turnip juice. We're trying not to overdose on juices.
GOOD nutrition is important whether someone has cancer of any kind or not. But to put this in perspective, whatever caused your dad's bladder cancer started many years ago. Something caused the cells in the bladder lining to become susceptible to mutation and a microscopic site began to develop cancer. THE INITIAL DAMAGE HAS BEEN DONE. (BTW, was your dad a smoker? This is one of the very few causes of bladder cancer that has been substantiated.)
The important thing now is removal of all cancer possible, which is being done by the TURBs, and then to follow appropriate recommendations for treatment from the doctor. There is no scientific evidence that any diet or supplement has any effect on this cancer and some patients have gotten their systems completely out of wack by overdosing on juices and herbs. You need to be careful when you search the internet...things posted there have not necessarily been subjected to any sort of critical review.
Your dad's doctor seems to be doing exactly what needs to be done. A second TURB is good medical practice since it is very easy for a urologist to miss something the first time when he is sort of looking blind. The second time he has a much better idea of where other problem areas might be. I wish more urologists would do this.
Your dad is fortunate to have you in his corner!!
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