CT scan PRIOR to TUR

14 years 5 months ago #2625 by mmc
CT scan PRIOR to TUR was created by mmc
Hi,

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.

Mike

Age 54
10/31/06 dx CIS (TisG3) non-invasive (at 47)
9/19/08 TURB/TUIP dx Invasive T2G3
10/8/08 RC neobladder(at 49)
2/15/13 T4G3N3M1 distant metastases(at 53)
9/2013 finished chemo -cancer free again
1/2014 ct scan results....distant mets
2/2014 ct result...spread to liver, kidneys, and lymph...

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14 years 5 months ago #2628 by Mike
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I do see your reasoning. If you didn't have a CT pre surgery did they visulaize the CIS via cystoscopy?

Mr C had a CT which showed the mass, than a Cystoscopy and then the TURBT.

Last week status post 6 days TURBT he was having extreme pain and the CT showed a mass in the bladder. The mass was a tennis ball sized blood clot.

Great question to ask your doc. :)

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14 years 5 months ago #2629 by Mike
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Hi,

is Mr. Woody still sleeping with Cath or has he cleared his tennis ball?

Regards,
Greg L-W.

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14 years 5 months ago #2634 by Mike
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Oh yes Cath is still in place.....No plans for removal until Monday the 4th :-[

Bone scan scheduled for tomorrow AM :-/

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14 years 5 months ago #2637 by Mike
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Hi,

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. :P

I got my written result from my Doctor for the CTScan I had on the 16th.  :D 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. :P

When will you get the results? Good Luck.

Regards,
Greg & Lee

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14 years 5 months ago #2639 by Rosie
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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.

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