Rosemary i think it depends on the skill of the surgeon...where you have the TUR...there are a lot of variables on why a second TUR is done. Truthfully my first surgeon was not a good surgeon but i would never have known that if i hadn't gone to a major cancer center which questioned the pathology report and it was very obvious with a poke and peek that i had residual margins in there that needed to come out. I consider myself one of the lucky ones. Pat
Neck and neck with Primary TUR and Primary TUR with Mitomycin C. In light of new awareness concerning possiblity of death when there is perforation , I'm not sure whether I think that Mitomycin is a good idea.
The Doc said that the only way to see a perforation is by looking at the bladder at a certain angle (by the side, I think he said).
So let's hope that Mitomycin C without a perforation is a good thing.
But is it worth the risk? :-/
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006