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10 years 8 months ago #35202 by Patricia
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Just curious from you females out there...did you ever have an internal by your uro prior to surgery? I didn't...and as most of you know i traveled all over the country to 7 of the top uro's who deal specifically with females...not one did an internal. They checked my abdomen externally but they also had all my slides, Ct scan , and blood work and my bone scan.
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10 years 8 months ago #35203 by Denise
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Yes, I had an internal exam done under anesthesia. Because of the large size of my tumor, and the difficulty determining tumor invasion to other pelvic organ on the CT and MRI, an internal exam was done. The surgeon was able to then know if the tumor and pelvis were movable (a better sign) or fixed and fused (more advanced disease). The findings determined which surgical options were appropriate. Denise

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10 years 8 months ago #35209 by Rockyiss
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Hi Pat' I didn't have surgery but before my last scope 3 weeks ago I told the Dr I had been having pain on my lower left side and he did a pelvic before my scope. I had to go get an ultra sound. The pelvic made my side really ache !

Eileen My prayers are with you, the only sign I had was I just bled when I peed once, the c scan said no tumors just kidney stone.
A year later bled some more once, the c scan said no tumors, week later Dr saw five tumors with a scope . Mine was not invasive. Rocky

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10 years 8 months ago #35214 by mmc
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That's why the ct scan isn't enough. There really needs to be cystoscopy to get a good look.

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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10 years 8 months ago #35216 by eileen
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Yes my doc did a quick pelvic the other day and when he pressed on my bladder it really hurt--so something is still going on. Either tumor is left in there or just sore from TURBT.

Getting MRI and Cat scan of chest (because I had Lung Cancer 10 years ago)on Saturday --then we will go from there.

One step at a time for me--

Thanks everyone for their support

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10 years 8 months ago #35217 by eileen
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(pressed on bladder from outside--he also said my bladder was distended)

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