Urine culture showing suspicious cells

4 years 4 months ago #52513 by lotech35
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Completed 6 weeks gemcitibine, now urine shows suspicious cells. Will get another biopsy in Jan! when will it end!?! Venting now,, , ,,I'm hope the biopsy shows negative but might be......

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial.
Cancer has invaded muscle getting RC.

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4 years 4 months ago #52514 by sara.anne
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That is really lousy!!! BUT remember that such urine tests are somewhat inaccurate...often showing positive results such as yours when they are not. Hoping that is the case.

Sara Anne

Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society
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4 years 4 months ago #52515 by Jack R
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lotech,

Keep thinking positive thoughts.
Cytology has lots of false results; I don't even smile anymore when the cytology report is negative - I wait for the cystoscopy observation or the next biopsy report.

I guess it is of value for some people under some conditions, and as a non-invasive screening tool, but not so much for me. At least obtaining the sample requires only a simple, natural act. <rim shot>

Enjoy the holidays. Take a break. Work it out next year.

Best
Jack

6/2015 HG Papillary & CIS
3 Years and 30 BCG/BCG+Inf
Tis CIS comes back.
BC clear as of 5/17 !
RCC found in my one & only kidney 10/17
Begin Chemo; Cisplatin and Gemzar
8/18 begin Chemo# 3
Begin year 4 with cis
2/19 Chemo #4
9/19 NED again :)
1/2020 CIS is back
Tried Keytruda, stopped by side effects
Workin on a new plan for 2021
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4 years 4 months ago #52516 by mwhuang
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Urine culture of Uring cytology? Not sure if uring culture can tell any cancer cells.
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4 years 4 months ago #52517 by Nicke
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As I have been told by my uro, a false positive cytology test is very likely to see after a course of intravesical treatments with a chemo agent. The cystoscopy will give you a much more reliable picture of the situation.

Please try to enjoy the holydays and not to worry too much.

Niklas

12-12 Diagnosis
13-1 Turb TAG1
13-5 Turb Ta low grade, multiple
13-10 Turb TaG2, multiple
13-11 Mitomycin 8 weeks + 6 month
15-01 Turb
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4 years 4 months ago #52552 by lotech35
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I'm keeping a stiff upper lip and will await the biopsy, getting tired of lying on the slab but I've done it before guess I'll do it again!

Diagnosed Sept 2015 noninvasive
1st turbt Oct 3 2015, 2nd turbt Nov 13 bladder,
Completed 6 BCG initial treatments 01/11/16 02/09/16 No Cancer!
08/09/16 Cyto shows red spots on bladder, TURBT prostate scheduled
09/12/16 Cancer is back Ta prostate ,T1 high grade bladder papillary uthelial.
Cancer has invaded muscle getting RC.

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