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7 years 7 months ago #37614 by mmc
Yes, little cauliflower looking ones are are often the case.
By injections, do you mean installations of BCG?
They instill that into the bladder through a catheter, he has to hold in for a while and urinates it out.

Glad he's having the 2nd TURB. That's important. If any of the tumors are more than Ta or T0, then more aggressive treatment may be needed.


Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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7 years 7 months ago #37611 by Dana
My husband is having re TURB at the end of the month, about 6 weeks after the initial operation.
The doctor said most of the tumors are out but a second TURB IS needed in case anything was missed.
He also stated that the tumors were like little cauliflowers. (does this sound O.K).
After the TURB he will be having injections every week for the next 6 weeks.

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7 years 7 months ago #37609 by mmc
Dana,

First, yes--noninvasive is good. Ta or T0 is best because that is just surface layer. T1 is called non-invasive by some because it hasn't invaded the muscle yet but it is through the innermost layer of the bladder. Some also call this invasive.
T2 is muscle invasive....

Here is a link that explains it: Bladder Cancer Stage and Grade


You said he had a lot of tumors. If you haven't lined up a doctor at one of those top bladder cancer places, now is the time to do so. He should have a re-TURB 4-8 weeks after the first one to be sure that they got everything.

What is his doctor suggesting as the next step based on the pathology report?

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...
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7 years 7 months ago #37603 by Dana
Hi,
I haven't been on the site for a while, I am still kind of lost in my own world.
My husband received some results back from his biopsy. He only talked on the phone with his doctor and we are still awaiting the results on paper.
The doctor said he has Non Invasive cancer (I think this is good) but that it is aggressive.
Reading through various sites I was under the impression that Non Invasive cancer is usually a low T number, is this so?
What do I need to ask my doctor? I seem to be getting so little information. I am at a stage where I think the less I know is better, I sometimes feel that having to much knowledge will just make me worry more.

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