Cystocopy 1 month after 6th BCG Treatment

6 years 1 month ago #48570 by Jay
I had my cystoscopy yesterday and this is what was reported. I am now waiting for the biopsy reports.

There was a regrowth of possible tumor in the previous

resection site. There was also a small lesion in the posterior bladder wall

about 0.5 cm in size.

The doctor said the regrowth could be scar tissue from the first tumor removal? Any thoughts on that or is he trying to give me positive hope? Also, he said that small lesion was more of a rash, is this what people are talking about, "CIS" that can appear as a rash? I probably won't hear from my Urologists with the weekend coming up? I was really hoping the BCG treatments put everything in check! Any thoughts are greatly appreciated as usual!!! Thanks, Jay

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6 years 1 month ago #48572 by Alan
Jay,

Sorry to read what you are reporting is suspicious however, I believe he will end up doing another biopsy to rule in or rule out more cancer. It could just be irritation. Thus, it is probably a wait until then which is no fun. It's the old one day at a time. Keep posting, someone else may have more insight.

DX 5/6/2008 TAG3 papillary tumor .5 CM in size. 2 TURBS followed by 6 instillations of BCG weekly with a second round of 6 after a 6 week wait.
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6 years 1 month ago #48574 by sara.anne
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Alan is right....the "rash" could be BCG cystitis, or irritation from the BCG treatments. I had that. We will keep really good thoughts!!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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6 years 1 month ago - 6 years 1 month ago #48585 by Jay
Well, I was hoping for a call from my doctor before the weekend, but sometimes I have to remember that I'm not his only patient.

I am able to go online and see reports, the pathology report did come through, all kinds of technical terms that I googled. Yes, a lot of rash/irritation going on from the BCG, but all the samples show no malignancy! I so much wanted to hear that from the doctor since some of you have read in earlier posts, I need this to move on for my prostate to be removed. Gonna be a long weekend, but I'm feeling much better than a few days ago. Hoping the best for everyone, chat with you soon and thanks for support!!! Jay

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6 years 1 month ago #48602 by Jay
Well, never did hear from my doctor, although he knows I read all the stuff online, google what don't know and call on anything I can't figure out or am concerned about. I did get a call from scheduling, having a few lab tests in the next 3 weeks and scheduled to have my prostate removed at the end of the month. Hopefully the hormone shot Lupron did what it was suppose to do these last 5 months and the cancer stayed contained, while taking care of the bladder. Will find out in about 4 weeks? Hoping the best for all!!! Jay

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6 years 1 month ago #48603 by sara.anne
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We will be keeping our fingers crossed also, Jay. But you seem to be doing real well at dodging bullets!!

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
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