Episode 34: Bladder Cancer Matters Podcast Bladder Cancer and Ostomies with Wound and Ostomy Nurse Cindy Myers

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In Episode 34 of “Bladder Cancer Matters,” host Rick Bangs talks with Cindy Myers, RN BSN CWON. Cindy is a Certified Wound and Ostomy Nurse Specialist who has worked extensively with bladder cancer patients who undergone radical cystectomies.

Rick and Cindy discuss:

  • What an ostomy is and the types of ostomies that are used by patients, especially bladder cancer patients
  • The role that ostomy nurses play as patients choose their urinary diversion and prepare for surgery
  • The most common questions that she gets from patients both before and after having their bladders removed
  • What seems to surprise patients who receive an ileal conduit
  • Sex and intimacy when having an ostomy

Rick and Cindy talk about these topics and much more in the podcast. If you would like more information about choosing a urinary diversion, you’ll want to listen to Part 1 and Part 2 of How to Choose a Urinary Diversion with Dr. Robert Svatek.

Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed in this podcast are those of the speakers and guests and do not necessarily reflect the views or positions of the Bladder Cancer Advocacy Network.