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3 years 2 months ago #49546 by CatherineH
I love happy endings!!! So happy for you. Reading this was a great way to start my day. I know your weekend just got a whole lot better!

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
Nashville, TN
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3 years 2 months ago #49527 by salmon
And this story has a happy ending.

Cystoscope was performed this morning. Not a fun thing but definitely tolerable.

They found NOTHING. Absolutely NOTHING. The CT scan was a false alarm!

Thanks all!

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3 years 2 months ago #49518 by salmon
Thanks. In my case they haven't given any predictions. I am an engineer too and probably think along the same analytical lines as you. While there is considerable science in medicine there is also an "art" element as well. Hence, two pathologists reaching different conclusions on the tissue sample, a CT scan that has artifacts due to a non-distended bladder, etc.

I am prepared either way but staying optimistic.

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3 years 2 months ago #49517 by OldEngineer
Understood and obviously hope that (benign situation) is your outcome as well; I was more pessimistic about my situation (as was the urologist) since the radiologist gave 90/10 odds it was malignant just based on the nature of the CT results. And she was (unfortunately) correct in her judgment. When one is pessimistic, one is rarely disappointed lol! Comes with being an engineer....

T1 high grade transcell diagnosed 8/14/2015
TURBT 8/21/2015, removed tumor (17mmX14mmX11mm)
Repeat TURBT performed 9/25/2015
Pathology Report: no residual cancer detected
BCG planned starting in October

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3 years 2 months ago #49516 by salmon
At the moment I'm trying to stay considerably more optimistic until there is reason to think otherwise.

The cystoscope is scheduled for tomorrow in the dr. office. However, if there is to be anything else it will be scheduled in the hospital some day later.

I'm still hoping for the best.

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3 years 2 months ago #49515 by OldEngineer
One final point I forgot to make in my earlier e-mail: my tumor was also discovered on a CT urogram. The urologist scheduled a cystoscopy AND if needed a TURBT at the same time - so, he went in with a cystoscope, saw it was a tumor, and immediately went in with the larger device to perform the TURBT. So it was not cystoscopy one day, TURBT at a later date - it was all at once. An I was anesthesized for the entire process (propofol). FYI. Again, good luck!!

T1 high grade transcell diagnosed 8/14/2015
TURBT 8/21/2015, removed tumor (17mmX14mmX11mm)
Repeat TURBT performed 9/25/2015
Pathology Report: no residual cancer detected
BCG planned starting in October

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