Diagnosis for spreading?

11 years 4 months ago #29313 by vgau
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As I read about this cancer and how it can spread to other parts of the body, I can't help but wonder...how to you know if it has spread? What kind of tests are done?

Vi

Dx 10/5 Non Invasive Papillary
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11 years 4 months ago #29320 by DougG
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Doug has had 2 CT scans to make sure it hasn't spread.

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11 years 4 months ago #29321 by mmc
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As Doug said, CT scans are one, Pylograms another, and PET scans. In your case, since it was a very small low grade, not much chance of spread at that stage of the game.

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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11 years 4 months ago #29322 by vgau
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My tumor did not show up on the CT scan. They only found it when they did a cysto.

Dx 10/5 Non Invasive Papillary
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11 years 4 months ago #29323 by wsilberstein
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CT is looking for metastases (spread). It is not a useful tool to diagnose bladder cancer.

-Warren
TaG3 + CIS 12/2000. TURB + Mitomycin C (No BCG)
Urethral stricture, urethroplasty 10/2009
CIS 11/2010 treated with BCG. CIS 5/2012 treated with BCG/interferon
T1G3 1/2013. Radical Cystectomy 3/5/2013, No invasive cancer. CIS in right ureter.
Incontinent. AUS implant 2/2014. AUS explant 5/2014
Pediatrician
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11 years 4 months ago #29324 by Patricia
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Maybe it depends on the type of CT the institution has...mine is in 3D.....it picked up my one single tumor which was quite small.
pat
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