I agree, and he said prostate looked good but wants to view into the ducts so I will get a turbt for that. All in all I feel good about it.
Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial....
Of course it is possible to take biopsy samples during a cystoscopy. I actually had that done once when there was just one little spot he was pretty sure was BCG irritation. OUCH!!! I survived it, and it was just one "little" SNIP. But for a real biopsy sample, where tissue is cut out in a size large enough for good pathology, NO NO NO. It would be too painful!
To be really sure of what is going on in the bladder, enough tissue needs to be taken to insure that the margins and some of the muscle are present.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
Wow, hope it is nothing. My doctor does the bladder biopsy during the cystoscopy of he sees anything suspicious. I wonder why you have to go back for a biopsy? I know the prostate is a whole different issue, but they could do the bladder biopsy during the cystoscopy based on my experience.
At any rate, good luck with it and hopefully you will have no problems!
12/2015 - TURBT, non-invasive T1, mixed grade, 3 tumors
1/2016 - Begin BCG weekly for 6 weeks