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12 years 4 months ago #12479 by drosenberg
I had a TURB 2 days ago. The Dr cauterized the tumor and administered Mitomycin. I believe that cauterization was employed because of the location of the tumor and its small size.

Don

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12 years 4 months ago #12376 by michstate89
Sally,

My second TURBT I believe they used a heated filament - the uro said the tumors "exploded" when touched by the filament. No mitomycin given at that time.

Ross

Ross M
TaG1 March 06
Recurrence Jan 07
BCG Maintenance after 6 week treatment

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12 years 4 months ago #12375 by ConnieOnAQuest
My last TURB was at the University of Chicago. They didn't use Mitomycin either.

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12 years 4 months ago #12373 by Rosemary
Sally,

I'm not for sure what she means by heating....could be cauterizing? I'm guessing that this procedure is being done because of the location of the tumor. Just guessing.

I do wonder why they aren't offering the Mitomycin.

I hope everything goes well for you.

Best regards,
Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

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12 years 4 months ago #12359 by salr
Hi all

Am going in tomorrow as another tumour found. When I went for my pre op last week urologists nurse said they would probably use heat on it rather then the TURBT I was orginally going to have. I asked if I would have any mitomocin etc and she said probably not. Is this standard. Does anyone know out there. The tumour has come back in neck of bladder, not the original site.

Sally

Sally
T1B G2

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