It sounds to me (no medical expert) that you should ask your doctor about additional type(s) of treatment beyond just the surgery. BCG has been found to be very effective for recurrent bladder cancer. I had only recurrence, and that was 2 years after my first tumor, but my urologist recommended BCG. I'm now done with those treatments, and have been tumor-free since 2008. The thing to watch out for is if the recurrent tumors are of a higher stage or grade; if they remain as low grade and non-invasive, continued TURBTs and maybe BCG would seem to be a good plan of action--ask your doctor.
Small TA Grade 1, May-06; recur (2 tiny), same, June-08; TURBTs both times. BCG begun July-08, dosage to 1/3rd May-10, completed treatment December-11. All clear since 2008.
im getting used to it and i have trying to keep on it,, this is my 3rd time having cancer,, the nhl in 08 was the worst, so i figure if i can beat that this is cake,, thanks for all the replies,, it does help to talk to people that have been through this,,, god bless you all and sayin prayer for nothing but the best
7 years 5 months ago - 7 years 5 months ago#41010by dieseldoc
I have been dealing with bladder cancer for 7 years now, and I have only been cancer free for 2 years. So the answer to your question is , yes it does come back. And it is pretty normal from what I've heard on here and my doctor. A 2nd opinion would be a good idea.
Upnorth, your getting the hang of this pretty good, I'm impressed!!!!