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Having bladder tumor removed next week :( ??

9 years 11 months ago #33523 by Tom1949
A couple of weeks ago I had blood in my urine when I went to bathroom. I went to the urologist and he did a PSA test (jumped from 5.5 to 8.0 in a year) and looked at a urine specimen. There were a lot of blood cells in the urine.

I was scheduled for a CT Scan with my insides lighting up like a christmas tree. I was also scheduled for a cystoscopy.

A couple of days later the urologist called and said the out patient cystoscopy would be cancelled and I have a 2 inch (golfball size) tumor that needs to be removed in the hospital. He said he wouldn't know much until it came out and they'd determine if it was malignant or benign and not to worry until then. They scheduled a pre-surgery physical with my regular doctor for the first of next week. Surgery the following week.

I looked around on the Mayo Clinic web pages and found somewhere that bladder tumors are generally cancerous and the stage & degree are important.

I called my regular doctor who I've gone to for years and he said he had the reports and knew I'd be coming in. I asked him what he thought and he said plan on the worst and pray for the best. I asked him what he really thought and he said normally when there is blood in the urine and a tumor like I have it is cancer but it probably has been caught early.

So more or less two sources have me thinking I am probably in trouble even before it is removed and biopsied.

Am I jumping ahead or is it a reasonable assumption to think I have it?

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