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11 years 4 months ago #17120 by gabriel21
I wish I could give you more details but this is all the doctors have said to my father.

I will keep you informed as soon as I learn anything new.

Best

Gabriel

My father is a male, 65, nonsmoker. Hematuria 01/08 TURB: T1 G3 widespread bladder+prostatic urethra; 3-month BCG.
Clean until 02/11: small TURB with no biopsy; 06/11 tumour detected TURB 08/11: awaiting biopsy, prostatic adenoma removed. Biopsies show both were benign. (...)

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11 years 5 months ago #16664 by Patricia
Yep you're right Julie.. fluorescence in situ hybridization....its the FISH.....
I was hoping for something new.... :P DOH!! Pat

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11 years 5 months ago #16652 by Julie
I wonder if this is what we have been calling the FISH test? I looked at the Urovysion site and the explanation mentioned using Fluorescence to look at the cells. Julie

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11 years 5 months ago #16648 by Patricia
Interesting Gabriel...this is a test by Abbott in Des Plaines, Ill.........I shall have to inquire if we're using this currently in the states.....probably in trial...???? Pat

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11 years 5 months ago #16630 by gabriel21
Hi!

Many thanks for your responses. We're following your advice and my father will be taking Oncovite until June, at least.

He's been informed by doctors, that is when he will have a Urovysion test http://www.urovysion.com/ and possibly a 2nd TURB.

Best wishes to all and love,

Gabriel

My father is a male, 65, nonsmoker. Hematuria 01/08 TURB: T1 G3 widespread bladder+prostatic urethra; 3-month BCG.
Clean until 02/11: small TURB with no biopsy; 06/11 tumour detected TURB 08/11: awaiting biopsy, prostatic adenoma removed. Biopsies show both were benign. (...)

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11 years 5 months ago #16355 by brewster
Gabriel- re the Oncovite, my understanding is you keep on taking it as long as the BCG program is going on....this includes between maintenance rounds. On the interval from last BCG to cysto - I've asked that several times and the consensus seems to be around eight weeks, give or take. My ex-uro was going to do a cysto after just two weeks at which point I moved on to a new uro for that and a number of other reasons. best to you and your dad. brewster

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