So glad to hear about your results.
I am also a 68 yrs old who was diagnosed last June with a High Grade, Non Invasive Bladder Cancer. One high grade tumor and a few low grade areas. I was so scared.
Went through my first round of 6 BCG, 2nd cystoscopy was clear. Today going in for my 3 of 3 maintenance BCG. Yes bladder cancer tends to reoccur but as Alan so well said, even if along the way some of the results are more serious, in many cases they are correctable and we go on. A day at the time......
Results are in today. Doctor says the spots are a couple areas of low grade and 1 focal point is a high grade. The doctor recommended 3 BCG treatments in January - and then re-check in April.
I'm curious what your thoughts are. Am I wrong to think that - while this is not the best news - it also its encouraging that at least is now low grade (which it was not before) and only one spot of high grade.
THank you in advance for your thoughtful input and taking the time.
Easy for those of us that have been free of this for several years to say not to worry. I am not sure it ever leaves completely as so many cancers do recur. At the same time I have learned it is one day at a time, concern yes put the worry away if you can. So many times health issues are less than what we imagine. If they are serious so many times they are correctable and we go on.
Men vs women here? Perhaps Sara Anne or Cynthia have numbers but, I would guess it is close to 50/50.
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.
I am getting ready to have turbt. I am female age 69. I also welcome all these reply’s. I am still working thru the news. I am not telling my family till after Christmas. I think fear is the one that wants to take over. Are the majority on here men..... thanks..........