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Nix
Yesterday 00:19
"All Clear" best words I heard! Nicke, I was watching for your post, and happy that is behind you. As for your concern of the "red area", I know how worry stays in the back of our minds. Any time I am not sure or confident in my Uro (previous Uro) I always went for a second...
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Yesterday 21:47
Adenocarcinoma - scheduled for partial cystectomy I'm a 40 year old female (non-smoker) - I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in May, had the surgery via urethra (sorry not good with medical terms) where they removed it...found it in the dome of the bladder. Biopsy showed it was "adenocarcinoma". Now I'm...
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Yesterday 20:48
Just curios if this could mean more.. Yes, I found out, the hard way, that they can come back. It really took the wind out of my sails. I felt fine, thought everything was going good and had just gone for my regular check. That's why regular follow ups are so important. That's why getting...
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Yesterday 20:04
BCG Treatments I'm new to this forum and while I just answered a lady on one of her concerns, I'm not sure if I'm doing this right. I am so NOT technical. I will be starting BCG treatments in August. I've done some research and read what the side effects are, but I...
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30 Jul 2014 22:38
Possible scar tissue in ureter My husband is to have surgery tomorrow for some scar tissue in the ureter from Urostomy surgery. He had a renal scan and the surgeon said more than likely it is scar tissue in the ureter and wants to remove it. I don't understand how this is done other than...
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29 Jul 2014 03:02
Problems with health coverage Anne, sometimes there are cancer organizations that can help you. Try your local cancer alliance they may be able to help with some of the expenses. Many doctors will help patients without insurance with the cost of visits. I wish I had a magic answer for...
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29 Jul 2014 01:41
For my mother - Newly Diagnosed Yes, BCG is the treatment of choice for bladder cancer that has not progressed into the muscle. It is especially effective if the initial 6 week course of treatment is followed by a series of maintenance instillations. There is a lot of information about...
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29 Jul 2014 01:35
After surgery I will only strongly second what Anne has told you. And ANYTIME you have a concern or question, call your doctor. If he/she is hard to reach, ask to speak with the nurse. They can get a response to you quickly. Sara Anne
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28 Jul 2014 17:39
BCG TREATMENTS AND SIDE EFFECTS Congrats on the BCG so far!!! You are doing great! Yes, the statistics show (and I haven't looked the exact numbers up lately) that the maintenance regimen increases the effectiveness very significantly. Especially since there is a suggestion of high...
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