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TURBT Complete!

2 years 4 months ago #51577 by purrrkat
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!

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2 years 4 months ago #51576 by LillianG
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 :)

Take care,
LillianG

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.

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2 years 4 months ago #51575 by sara.anne
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! :laugh:

Now you are just going to have to be patient until the path report comes back!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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2 years 4 months ago #51574 by purrrkat
What I meant was he didn't see anything abnormal (like another lesion or CIS patches) while he was in there. Just the original lesion, and off to pathology it's going!

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2 years 4 months ago #51573 by purrrkat
Oh he is absolutely sending it to pathology! I was just pressing him for his impressions!

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2 years 4 months ago #51572 by sara.anne
Whoa there! I assume he did take the tumor out and sent it for a biopsy?
It would be malpractice if he didn't!

Glad for you that this part is over.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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