Forum

× click the New Topic button to post

Mitomycin C at Primary TUR

11 years 7 months ago #5232 by Rosemary
If I hadn't had a 2nd TUR, I would still have high grade residual tumor in my bladder.  I'm very glad to have had the 2nd TUR.  In my case, it was the right thing to do.

/me

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 7 months ago #5231 by Patricia
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

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 7 months ago #5225 by Rosemary
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? :-/

Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 7 months ago #5186 by Rosemary
My doc told me today that he does not always do a second TUR. If there is multiple tumors or if there is bleeding after Primary TUR, then he will do a 2nd TUR.

As already I posted, he is not longer administering Mitomycin C.

I don't know how I feel about that, but since what's done is done, I'm glad that I got the 2 doses. It must count for something.

Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 7 months ago #5153 by Rosemary
Okay, so it looks like 2/5 Docs are using Mitomycin C at Primary TUR.

This indicates (to me) that Docs are not always waiting for a path before administration.

The low rate of 2nd TUR's astounds me.

I'm still watching this. It is so interesting.

Rosemary

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

11 years 7 months ago #5110 by Rosemary
Okay, it looks like Primary TUR with Mitomycin C is holding it's own.

I am very surprised at the results for the 2nd TUR with or without Mitomycin C.

Let's keep watching....

Ro

Rosemary
Age - 55
T1 G3 - Tumor free 2 yrs 3 months
Dx January 2006

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • Not Allowed: to create new topic.
  • Not Allowed: to reply.
  • Not Allowed: to add attachements.
  • Not Allowed: to edit your message.
Moderators: Cynthiaeddieksara.anne

Users

Total Online: 0 Users and 325 Guests 

Statistics

Total Messages: 50848 Total Sections: 1 Today Open: 0 Today Total Answer: 1
Total Subjects: 6515 Total Categories: 11 Yesterday Open: 1 Yesterday Total Answer: 11
Total Users: 7772 Latest User: AussieG
Powered by Kunena Forum