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10 years 10 months ago #13206 by Melodie
Debbie,
Sorry you and your spouse must go through yet another cancer experience...hopefully the path report will be good news. My doctor told me that I had probably had my cancer 18 months to 2 years before it was discovered. What led me to my investigation was a minor discomfort in my pelvic area but I thought really that it was related to my ovaries. As women we have so many GYN concerns that yes, bladder cancer can be initally overlooked. And so, of course, when a doctor hears of blood in the urine for a male, that gets much more attention. I have to say, however, that I have heard both males and females tell me they have seen blood in their urine for years and it's no big deal. For me, it would be a BIG deal, and I finally saw blood last Valentines Day...that is what finally got me to my diagnosis.

Hang in there and let us know how things go. Take care, Melodie

Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright

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10 years 10 months ago #13178 by wsilberstein
I had microscopic blood in my urine for 8 years before the cancer, but no visible blood. I even had a cystoscopy the first time around, but since it was negative, we just let it go. I actually must have had increasaed bladder twinges for about ? months and asked my urologist how we would know if there was anything to worry about. He had me do a cytoloogy which showed "sheets of atypical cells" which he thought was okay, so we did nothing. A month later I passed a clot. The rest is history - TaG3 - 4 tumors plus CIS. It's 7 years later and I'm fine except for a urethral stricture as a complication of treatment.

-Warren
TaG3 + CIS 12/2000. TURB + Mitomycin C (No BCG)
Urethral stricture, urethroplasty 10/2009
CIS 11/2010 treated with BCG. CIS 5/2012 treated with BCG/interferon
T1G3 1/2013. Radical Cystectomy 3/5/2013, No invasive cancer. CIS in right ureter.
Incontinent. AUS implant 2/2014. AUS explant...

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10 years 10 months ago #13170 by Patricia
Hmmmmm Rosemary....how about "Because we pick it up to late?" instead of because we are at fault....how many women are told its vaginal bleeding or get totally pooh poohed about seeing blood in the urine.......and truthfully its just not women..it happens to the men also but men are more likely to be taken seriously if they say they've presented with blood in the urine. Pat

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10 years 10 months ago #13167 by ale53
Hello Debbie-

I'm recently diagnosed with a bladder tumor which I had removed last Friday. Still waiting on the pathology report. Sigh.

My tumor was found incidentally by ultrasound. I never had any blood in my urine and had no other symptoms. I had a urine analysis done prior to my first visit with my urologist. That test came back showing no red blood cells in my urine. My tumor was nickel sized and not a bleeder, I guess!

Welcome to the board (though I'm sorry obviously that your family is venturing down this road). I've found many helpful and empathetic folks here.

Best wishes,
Lynn

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10 years 10 months ago #13162 by Joey
Debbie, my first sign of blood in my urine was Feb 07. It laasted for one day. I went to my doctor and the urine test and physical showed no blood in the urine. It happened again in October and again the urine test picked up nothing. Because it was my second time I went to a urologist who confirmed BC. My tumor was removed on Dec 4 and it was 4 cm. Even though it was large I was lucky that it was a non invasive TA low grade tumor and no doubt it had been there for several years.

Joe

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10 years 10 months ago #13152 by fearandfight
Hi Debbie sorry to hear of your situation but you didn't say where you are from and with this cancer if you live near a big city you may want to choose one of the University Hospitals in the city since most of the better hospitals are in the city. In the meantime take care and welcome to the forum. Joe ;)

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