5 years 8 months ago - 5 years 8 months ago#45654by Alan
Absolutely! My tumor was suspected by my URO 5.5 years ago and a CT scan with contrast dye was done. The radiologist missed it, as it was tiny. However, my URO who is excellent read it personally, saw a shadow and he was going to do a cystoscope anyway. It is normal protocol to use this to read bladder cancers AND rule in or out other urinary involvement.
A side note, the pathologist report was also personally read by my URO. THAT is how thorough he was. I am alive because of his skill. This disease is very tricky. A second TURB is also protocol. Either make sure where you go they are up to speed and see a LOT of BC or go to a major bladder cancer/teaching center.
DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.