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


Cindy Myers

Cindy Myers

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.


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