I had my TUR on Oct 31, 2006. Dx was CIS (3cm) and no invasive.
Then the doctor scheduled a CT scan for me on Nov 15th. The scan showed an area that MIGHT be swelling from surgery or might be a tumor mass in the bladder wall very near where my TUR was.
Now I have to get another CT scan Dec 18th to see if it gets smaller (would indicate that it was only swelling) or not (would indicate its probably a tumor and we need to do another TUR).
Based on this, I would suggest that if you wind up going straight to TUR, ask to get a CT scan FIRST.
We wouldn't have this confusion right now and this delay in finding out "Did they get it all" had the scan preceded the TUR.
Of course, we didn't know for SURE if I had cancer in the first place until after the TUR, but I think my urologist was PRETTY sure it was.
so at this stage even Tom would feel intimidated ;D ;D
Good luck with the bone scan I'm sure it will lay to rest a host of needless fears.
I got my written result from my Doctor for the CTScan I had on the 16th. My Doctor got the report back the same day - He dictated a letter to me on the 24th. and it arrived on the 29th.!! >
Well Bubbles you can tell Mr. Woody I have set the standard and he had better do at least that well. I am sure with your fantastic support and aware of all that energy I am sure he will be raring to shuck off his illness soon.
I am happy for you Greg. I was wondering about your CT scan. Thanks for the update.
Greg's CT report: Sternum & Chest normal lungs normal appart from some changes associated with
emphasema in the upper lobes of both lungs.
There is no evidence of distant spread of your cancer - Within the abdomen, liver, gall bladdewr, pancreas, spleen and the remaining right Kidney are all as normal.