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Posted by Monique on October 18, 2000 at 15:47:04:

I just wanted to thank all the people who responded to my message a couple of months ago. Sorry I have not gotten back sooner. My Father is doing well. He had his surgery and the tumour was removed. the dr. said it was very superficial. meaning not deep. He is today having his last of 6 chemo treatments. It is injected into his bladder. Then he gets a 3 month break and more treatment again and so on for about 1 year. He will be having a test done on Nov. 3. If there is cancer still, he will have to have a full penectomy!!! Here's hoping teh chemo works, because the dr's are not sure my dad's heart is strong enough for this operation. He is 76 and has heart damage from atrial fibrilation 5 years ago. He is a strong man to have come this far and still look as good and feel as good as he does. I pray it lasts!! Thank you for your support. Any long term survivors of Renal cell carcioma/Urethral cancer out there?? I'd like to hear from you.

Monique

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