Yes, the next phase is the eternal wait. The doctor did reiterate that the tumor looked "superficial" and "low grade", so a bit of cautious optimism on my part. He also said it was "tiny," but from what I've read "size doesn't matter" with bladder cancer. Though I did read somewhere that if the tumor is greater than 5 cm there is an associated poorer prognosis, but I read WAY too much.
Good night all, and thank you infinitely for your support!
I'm glad that things went well for you, and that you are a little closer to having a solid diagnosis. Please keep us posted
Dx 5/28/15 with 4.2cm x 2.2cm Ta HG Papillary TCC; 2nd TURBT 7/09/15, NED; 6 BCG completed 9/30/15; 3 sets of BCG maintenance completed 1/26/17. Six cystoscopes - all NED. Moving to scopes every 6 months, and no more BCG maintenance.
That is a relief!! When you said that "there was no need to biopsy anything" I just sort of panicked. It is late and we both should probably be in bed instead of discussing world economics and the state of baseball!
Now you are just going to have to be patient until the path report comes back!
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society