My Bladder Cancer Showdown

Ed Dodge, MD

Ed Dodge, MD

I was diagnosed with bladder cancer at age 82 on August 1, 2018. It was like a bolt out of the blue. I had never smoked, the major risk factor for bladder cancer, but there are over a dozen other lesser risk factors, ranging from pesticides to parasitic infections. As my urologist said, we may never know exactly what caused my bladder cancer. The important thing is to focus on what we can do to treat it most effectively.


I elected to treat my cancer with an anti-cancer diet rather than with the conventional kinds of treatment for bladder cancer. In doing so, I put my own life on the line.

I will explain why I made this decision in this weekly blog. Then I will report the real-life consequences of this decision over the following weeks.

As is typical, the most recent posts are shown first, below. If you want to start at the beginning of my story, as I did, read this post first.