Uhhh, I think the original question got missed. It was about running a cystoscopy 3 yrs after a neo.
Personally, I would have to guess they would do it to check scar tissue formation. Actually sounds like a good idea to check. I had it done much earlier but I was having flow issues at the time. Hasn't been mentioned since and I am 28 months out now.
Yeah thats what they say...initially it was you have a 5 yr supply in your liver.....but it doesn't really seem to be the case with everyone...especially females. We run out faster somehow. My uro started checking within 6 months of cystectomy.
Now mind you my counts were in the 800's before cystectomy.
My urologist from UCC believes in it. Since I have to get blood test every year for lipid panel, I just tell my regular doc to do the B12. My uro said he usually starts checking at 2-3 years and then every year thereafter.
Whats with these oncologists who don't believe in B12 deficiency?? I have one also. Give him this..its from Hopkins
I actually ran as low as 240 within 9 months of my cystectomy.
I think your local uro might just be curious??? I'd throw it by my original surgeon at Hopkins especially if everything is running smoothly.