I don't know where you are in the UK but its my understanding that in England as well as Germany bladder cancer patients are being referred to the larger hospitals that deal with more bladder cancer. I hope this is the case with your mum.
Its a waiting game right now until pathology comes in and then if policy in the UK allows a second opinion and re-TURB within 2 to 6 weeks as is recommended here in the states.
Keep us updated and try not to worry to much until you know what you are dealing with.
Welcome! We are pleased to have you join us. We have some here who are regulars and others who visit off and on, so not sure how many UK users we have at this time. I'm sure others will jump in with encouragement, support and information. You will need to give us more specifics...sounds like you are headed in the right direction by visiting this site and being there for your mum. God bless. Hang in there...we are here to help...please give us more details.
Melodie, Indy Pouch, U.W.Medical Center, Seattle, Dr. Paul H. Lange & Jonathan L. Wright
Moglie, This site is FOR EVERYONE! You are so welcome here!
Sorry to hear about your mom. But it appears as if she has caught it early and can now go on with taking care of it. This cancer is very curable and there is always hope that she will survive this to encourage you for many many years to come.
Please make sure you have a VERY Positive attitude. There will be treatment, but she will get through it and soon become another cancer survivor.
There is a map of this journey that documents what steps to take on the way. Mike has posted it on this site. If you cannot find it, I am sure it will find it's way to this thread.
This is a great site for information and for support. You will find people who can calm your fears and help in direction for care. But the one thing you will find, above all, is genuine compassion for you the caregiver and patient.
As we say here so often...there are no wrong questions. Everything is on the table.
Light a man a fire and he is warm for an evening.
Light a man ON fire and he's warm forever.
08/08/08...RC neo bladder
New Man! [/size]
Moglie, welcome to our site. We all were scared, but your mum is taking the correct steps. Bladder cancer is not the end of the world. You'll see, everything will work out just fine. Keep us posted. There are alot of good people here, that will help you through this. Jim
T1NOMX,Grade 3 Urothelial CIS (Carcinoma in Situ)
Prostate Capsule Sparing
U of M Hospital, Ann Arbor, Michigan
My mum has been told she has bladder cancer, she has had a cytoscopy and goes in to hospital on Wednesday to have the tumours removed.
She also had a CT scan which apparently showed no spread to any other organs. I guess over the next few days we will see what we're dealing with. Mum says she has only had symptoms just before Christmas and the nurse was encouraging mum the other day to proceed with a knee replacement (which I'm hoping is a good sign
We're in the United Kingdom and I wondered whether anyone else on here was also from the UK?
I don't mind telling you, I'm reeling, I'm 41 years old and married, but I feel like a little kid who has been told they are going to lose their mum.
This website is awesome, you guys are just amazing, I hope my mum is able to find the strength and determination to beat this, like so many of you have.
(I hope you don't mind a Brit using your site!!)