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Jay
02 Dec 2016 22:58
Beginning BCG mbmccauley: I hope your treatments go well. I'm with you there, just can't get that reoccurrence bit out of my head either. I try, it works for a while and then as soon as the next BCG roles around, so does that thought. I was told, no use of worrying...
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02 Dec 2016 18:24
Biopsy Report "chat" day...Not what we had hoped Rhonda and Greg, I'm sorry about the report, it not what we want to hear. The following web site offers good basic information- follow the treatment links. The type of treatment suggestions vary by the stage of the cancer. I have found this site to be...
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02 Dec 2016 18:23
intense pain after Turbt surgery Good news that the path report stated that muscle tissue was present in the biopsy samples and no penetration was noted. I missed that in your post. The standard protocol for non-muscle invasive bladder cancer which is low grade is for cystocopy every...
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02 Dec 2016 17:24
Just Diagnosed Thanks. Will post as things develop. Ray
Alan's Avatar
02 Dec 2016 09:26
Anesthesia for Bluelight Cysto/Biopsies If they are going in for biopsies I would tell them to knock me out. So many of the meds in the past 10 years are so much better with fewer side effects plus for what is usually 30 minutes or less you normally are not put into a deep anesthesia knock out.
Jack R's Avatar
02 Dec 2016 02:23
Just found Out Sara Anne, Thank you; all any of us have is our experiences, our opinions and a willingness to share with others. Like you I am not a MD, but a retired Firefighter-Paramedic. I also hope that people learn and make insurance choices that best meet their...
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02 Dec 2016 01:54
BCG side effects Sean, Individual reactions are wildly different, I hope you get the luck of the draw and the side effects remain minimal. EVERYTHING I have read supports BCG as the best, first line treatment for superficial BC; there is no way I would trade a few days...
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