Hello everyone, glad I found this site and have been reading your posts. This past July I was diagnosed with transitional Cell carcinoma of the kidney and had my left one removed. 3 months later I went in for my 1st cystoscopy and my urologist found a cancerous tumor. We did the in office TURB and I went home. Then last wed. on my next 3 month checkup he discovered another tumor was back, in a different spot in my bladder. There was also some lumpy looking area?? Anyone know anything about the lumpy thing, what it means? So we decided to go into surgery, which I do next Tues. He is going to biopsy the lumpy area and take the other tumor out and start mitomycin into my bladder.
I am just fed up with it returning and it seems like I will be dealing with it for years to come. So any advice would be great. This is my first round with chemo and I have tried to read everything I can. I am trying to keep a positive attitude but... Look forward to any feedback.
Barb..i'm just curious why they didn't do a cystoscopy when your kidney cancer was discovered? And an in office TURB without pathology after you've had kidney cancer? Who did you see at MD Anderson? Pat
Patricia, I guess I really didn't fill in alot of the spaces in between. I had a CT scan which discovered the mass on my kidney. I then went into surgery where they did a cystoscopy on me and at that point there was nothing in the bladder. When I went for a checkup 3 months later he found the tumor and did the procedure in office, I had it cauterized off. Now it's back. I did not have anything done at MD Anderson just a consult. I hope this helps explain a little better.
Pat he did biopsy it but I forgot to ask what the results were. He removed the first tumor during my cystoscopy. No I am living in Kansas right now, my husbands job moves us around alot. We flew to Houston for the 2nd opinion. It's a great place but I really do love my doctor and feel he is doing what's right.