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MHY's Avatar
Today 00:14
second opinion (pathology) and changing doctors Now what do I do? Doc 2 is great, but the support staff isn't quite up to speed. I have sent three messages through the patient portal and have not heard back. In fact, I hand delivered my FMLA paperwork with the directive that they have the FML forms...
Alan's Avatar
26 Apr 2015 17:20
Ncreased PSA I could be wrong but, I believe PSA is included in the catchall blood panel that reads 30 to 40 parameters in a standard man's test.
Alan's Avatar
26 Apr 2015 15:15
3 weeks post TURBT Greg, While I have not had to have a cystectomy, MD Anderson is THE place for us in Texas and know many with bladder cancer that have used them. I live in New Braunfels and they are my backup should I need it. There are many hotels that are close and the...
Lisalegalnurse's Avatar
25 Apr 2015 23:18
3 weeks post TURBT Thank you Sara Anne, yes it is very different being on this side of health. Yes, our urologist has Bob scheduled for the Instillation of the immunotherapy 4 weeks after the next TUR, but has also suggested consideration of cystectomy. Bob wants to wait to...
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24 Apr 2015 11:43
Very Concerned Dear Shawna....Most of us have been a jumbled mess when we first heard of bladder cancer. Join the group!! There are other things that can cause lesions in the bladder...interstitial cystitis is one and there are others. But is it important to remember...
Cynthia's Avatar
23 Apr 2015 22:45
Husband having bladder removed Hi, Eight years here, I have an Indiana Pouch and live a full life. Usually and that is if all is unremarkable they let you go home soon after the bowels "wake" up. Never before will letting gas be so welcome, cause more comment or celebration. They will...
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22 Apr 2015 17:14
How long can you have chemo I know how chemo gets after awhile I did 20 trips to infusion. It is all about getting to where you need to be one step at a time isn't it?
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