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6 years 11 months ago #40653 by rbmc
Upnorth
Sorry to hear your dad was one of the unfortunate statistics. And sorry to hear you now have joined the club. But welcome. Glad to hear you got a head start on the BC, and wish you positive thoughts on the new journey. I'm not sure about "cancer probability" in a family history, but I am now #5. Each one was different.

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6 years 11 months ago #40632 by upnorth
Thanks to everyone. I enjoyed the chat room, once I got the hang of it. Its really nice to talk to someone about this with out having them freak out.

I have read many of the past posts, and have found a wealth of information in them.I find that when I'm feeling sorry for myself I go on the site and read for awhile. Its all most like letters from friends more that strangers.

The support I have received from everyone I have came into contact with here, has help a great deal. Not only informing me of what to expect, but also calming the FEAR of the unknown. I think that is the greatest thing about this site. It helps you calm down and work this all out in your head.

I won't say I'm not still afraid. But I now can better deal with my life and treatment, thanks to all of your help.

May God touch each and everyone of you.

Age 51
Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
"Please don't cry because it is over..... Smile because it happened!" {Dr. Seuss} :)

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6 years 11 months ago - 6 years 11 months ago #40615 by mmc
Upnorth,

Sorry to hear about your dad and your recent diagnosis. Sounds like you are trying to keep your sense of humor and also learning from the mistake your dad made.

Glad you found the site and we're here for you whenever you have any questions.

By now, I am sure you have figured out that you are going to be doing follow up from now on to make sure the bladder cancer is kept at bay.

Best of luck and don't be skipping any follow ups.

I was 47 when I was first diagnosed.

They say it is not hereditary but I'm guessing there may be some environmental factors (at a minimum) involved. The good news in your case is that you were aware of the symptoms and did get to someone right away.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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6 years 11 months ago #40603 by dieseldoc
Upnorth
You made the first step. You will find that everyone on here really does care, and want the very best for you. They have very good information.
I'm glad I went to the chat room and found you there. Please come to the chat room tonite at 8:00 eastern time there will be several of us on there! :)

T1,NO,MO battling bladder cancer since 2005

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6 years 11 months ago #40600 by jimswife
Wishing you good luck in your journey and keep coming back here. You will find a lot of good info and support.

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6 years 11 months ago #40599 by upnorth
I did my first TURBS on Dec 20th. The Doctor removed a tumor, and called the next day telling me it was a low grade tumor and it didnt have roots. I am still waiting for paper work telling me more about it.

I am 48 and in very good health (other than a slight case of cancer). My father passed away in 1988 at age 57 from bladder cancer. I am under the same doctors care, and he told me that I am lucky we found it at an early stage, unlike Dad who waited far to long after having problems (He didnt belive in Doctoring Up). :angry:

But after watching what he went through I knew what to watch for and after the first sight of blood in my urine I went in to get a CT scan which showed the tumor. With in one week I was at the hospital having it removed. (After filling out the Will, lol). :unsure:

I will post agian when I get more info. I just wanted to say thanks to everyone for posting their information on this site it has been alot of help for me as I am going through this.

Age 51
Diagnosed BC 12/20/2011 Ta No Mo 0a Non-Invasive At age 48
"Please don't cry because it is over..... Smile because it happened!" {Dr. Seuss} :)

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