Doug has had multiple tumors (6 one time) in his bladder multiple times. He was diagnosed in 2001 and still has his bladder. I agree with you -- the waiting is very nerve wracking. Best wishes on Tuesday.
We don't know the exact diagnosis yet. We see the surgeon on Tuesday morning and suppose from there the cystoscopy. Urine and Ctscan showed multiple tumors and malignancy in the urine. The waiting is very nerve racking. Been reading as much as possible to try to be prepared and ask the right questions. Want my husband to go to Cleveland Clinic and he says no. I'm the need to know everything type and hes the go with the flow! Been trying to find anything that states if multiple tumors in the bladder are normal or not?
So sorry you are in this situation! BUT please remember that, depending on the extent of the bladder cancer, there is a lot that can be done to treat it. For example, I have now gone almost 9 years since my diagnosis, and still have my bladder and no signs of recurrence. Herb, who just recently posted, had his bladder removed over 6 years ago and is doing fine.
All of know how you feel...we were there once ourselves. Once you and your husband get over the initial shock, you will find that there is lots of hope and support.
What is his exact diagnosis? If we know that, I know that many people will have suggestions and information for you both.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
How do I stay brave? I lost first husband 20 years ago and now we get this news. I've been told I'm one tough cookie but I don't know how I can do this again. My husband is trying to put on a happy face, but both of us are lost right now.