My great grandfather has bladder cancer, and I was hoping that you'd be able to help answer a few of his questions: He was diagnosed with bladder cancer about a year ago, and due to his old age, he decided not to go about getting any treatment beyond surgery to try to remove the mass (which wasn't successful). Now he is having bloody/mucusy discharge when he urinates. He is in constant pain, which is exacerbated by trying to urinate, despite high doses of Percocet (he'll be goingon on Fentanyl within the week). What stage of bladder cancer does this sound like? I know that it is at least stage III, as that's what he was originally diagnosed with.
Also, what is it like to die from bladder cancer? One of my uncles said that
you bleed from every orifice of your body and that it's a terrible death. My family is really just looking for what type of thing to expect as time progresses, yet he refuses to go to the doctor that this point so they can't really ask anyone.
I really appreciate any help. Thank you so much!