Celeste, it IS good news for now. However, remember that one of the major issues with bladder cancer is that is tends to return. That is why the 3 month checkups are so critical. Please do everything you can to have these done. It is very important.
Thinking of you
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Celeste... I am so happy to hear that your bc is non-invasive and that your doctors feel confident that they got everything. I am very sorry you are having all your other medical difficulties. Having fibro adds another layer of difficulty onto many situations... I know because I have it too. Take care and I do hope you can work things out to get your 3-month followup. It is so important to stay ahead of any recurrence.
Best wishes... Catherine
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TURBT 1/21/10 at age 55
Dx: T2aN0M0 Primary Bladder Adenocarcinoma
Partial Cystectomy 2/25/10
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Just reporting in on this. Surgery done, it was non-invasive, low grade and the dr got it all. He will be checking it again in 3 months, that is if I can manage to come up with over $500 before then. I have no insurance and we live on 1360 a month with no additional aids. Well my husband has VA medical, but does nothing for me. Oh well. The urologist and anesthesiologist got on my case a bit about my teeth. They are beyond bad. I got an exam and consult for free on them and was told I need to go to an oral surgeon. I called around and came up with another place which is cheaper for dentures and removals. Still it will amount to somewhere in the range of $1000. They may have to wait another 4 to 6 months on that. Money sure is scarce and everything is getting more expensive. Anyway, I'm good for now.