My tumour was found in March 2006 and was 4cm, I know it wasnt there in April 2005 because I had a scan for something else. I had no blood in urine and actually went to my GP for a scan for another complaint - hence they found the tumour. I did have what I thought was a mild urine infection - or the start of one on a continual basis but thought if I drank lots of wate it would clear itself. So even though I do not know how long it had been there sypmtoms which I now know to be bc only appeared in the late feb 2006.
Pat why I tell the people I care about when your at the Dr. for whatever reason to ask for a urine test. As you mentioned how long was blood in my urine microscopic before I saw with naked eye. And physicals they should be mandatory part of exam. Sad part insurance companies don't pay for urine tests. Dumbos wait for someone like me to get BC and then pay out thier A@@ for all your medical bills for tests, etc, and then if you need chemo like me just jack that # up bigtime. Seems so silly not to pay for a $30 or $40 for a simple test but then pay 100' and 100's and 100's of thousand $$$$ paying thier customers claims. When I was in for TUR I had to stay an extra night since there was a problem the hospital and only the hospital bill was $54,585. Hats off to Insurance Co's, Joe
sneaky little tumors!!....i had microscopic blood in my urine for 3 yrs....my internist said everyone has microscopic blood in their urine....ok...i bought that. Now the gross hematura caught my attention as there was a lot and it was very warm. It was very tiny but very lethal but was caught before it got outside the bladder. But i'm sure i was harboring it for 3 years which conincidently was at the same time my son had testicular cancer who was only 32 at the time.........so interesting how some of this seems a little too close to conincidence....3 months after my diagnosis...one close friend came down with breast cancer...another at 32yrs old colon cancer. Start playing that ominous music now! Does make you wonder doesn't it? Pat
lol. no problem at all. yes it is. I did the same myself - i was diagnosed 14 years ago after haematuria, went for tests, didn't chase up the results and then had the same symptoms exactly a year later. with hindsight i was also encouraged by my GP who told me that because i was so young it was unlikely to be anything serious
thats me with the dead dad not greg! and i agree with you. I think he did probably have symptoms that either didn't get noticed or he chose to ignore.
all the best
Fixed it----."And Tim I rather doubt your Dad had a tumor since he was your age with absolutely no symptoms I am sorry for your lost". Thanks for replying to that Tim I am getting so stupid at times they said it is chemo brain lol but I do whacky things at times. But ain't it ashame good folks still ignore these sypmtoms it never hurts no matter what to get it checked out. Your Buddy, Joe