Thanks, Joe. What is CIS? And wonder why the FISH did not show atypical cells that your biopsy showed? (I had a biopsy last March... showed atypical...and then the FISH a couple of weeks ago showed the same thing.) I THINK they are going to check periodically to make sure they catch it if the cells start up the line progession toward positive cancer. Is that what you've heard?
Cornbread, I had a negative FISH and Cytology (no cancer cells) test and at the same time, had a small red patch removed. The biopsy was read by two pathologist at a lab who said the biopsy was atypical cells most likely from the BCG treatment, however my urologist sent it to another who said it was focal CIS. If I do have CIS, then the FISH test did not pick up what it supposed to do.
One would hope they would all use the FISH test but they don't...
from the Cleveland Clinic
Are any of your familiar with the Fluorescence In Situ Hybridization (FISH) test of the urine to determine whether or not cancer cells are present in the urine? My urologist just did it on my urine specimen and found there were "atypical" cells in the urine. He says that it just shows we must continue to do the every 3 month cystoscopy tests and occasional biopsy of the bladder's red spots to make sure that the cancer is not returning.
Anyone have any experience with this "atypical" cell situation and red spots?