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When faced with a diagnosis of bladder cancer, you and those that care about you are thrown into a freighting place where knowledge is potentially lifesaving. How do you even know what applies to you when you do not even know the questions to ask, what is the difference between stage 1 and 2, what is a cystoscopy? Here you will find many bladder cancer related links, definitions, and overviews on different subjects. Read more...


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raider's Avatar
Yesterday 19:10
6th BCG Treatment - Completed Gina, I can honestly say I'm glad to have the treatment, it has improved my symptoms greatly. Thanks for responding and continued good luck to you with your upcomng cystoscopy. Mike
Alan's Avatar
Yesterday 14:46
I hate to always be a negative nancy...BUT... You belong to as Gene says "our club" for venting, questions etc. Also, as he would say, sorry that any of us are here but, we make do with where we are! You are not bothering anyone here-we all in this journey together! I have learned so much from each and...
Alan's Avatar
21 Apr 2014 20:31
Stage 1 non invasive or invasive? I'm confused. Stage one is at the starting point or inside. Lamina Propria (I think that is the word). Stage two would be at the muscle which means a different protocol-usually a cystectomy. Stage 3 would be even more serious meaning it is almost or at the bladder wall....
Alan's Avatar
21 Apr 2014 20:23
All clear You encourage us all. Congrats!
sara.anne's Avatar
21 Apr 2014 02:16
Follow up Cysto with Possible 2nd round of BCG Gina, it is natural to go into "panic mode" which your cysto is coming up. I do!!! Are you drinking enough water? Sounds as if you might be a bit dehydrated. Good luck and let us know how it goes Sara Anne
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20 Apr 2014 16:16
Bladder inflammation legion after MC wash Hello and welcome to the forum. I am happy to hear that the diagnosis came back with a good report. I had the wash after my TURBT as well (that is pretty much standard these days) but no reaction to it at all. Everyone's body is different as to what...
AnneH's Avatar
19 Apr 2014 14:02
MORE good news Congratulations on new grand baby and six years cancer free!
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19 Apr 2014 02:50
Help is there change in BCG treatment? I was told to hold it for 1 hour. I was not told to lay down or to turn over every 15 minutes. And seeing that my ride home was about 45 minutes, I figured the ride was enough mixing for it!
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16 Apr 2014 19:19
Path report Awesome always love those great reports! Stay well!
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