I studied before I made my decision.
When I get my second pathology report back
Will tell the tale.
For me, the idea of having my bladder removed is NOT an option.
Meanwhile, my relationship with Jesus has become paramount.
Repenting my sins has taken on a new level.
The only way to The Father is through Jesus.
Thank you for your insight.
It is very much appreciated.
Warrior, Welcome to our community. It sounds like you should know exactly what you are dealing with soon waiting is hard I know. As with any type of alternative treatment never do so without your medical teams knowlege it can have unexpected results. I am including an article on Colloidal Silver. Bladder cancer can be a lot of different types, grades and stages. Comparing your situation to someone else’s is apples and oranges. Added to that is the fact that a smallish community of people with non invasive disease may never have a reassurance perhaps even without treatment, while others progress. Remember if your badder cancer is non invasive the job is to keep it that way even if it does return, if it is invasive it is to keep it from spreading. There are treatment options that have allowed the vast majority of us to live normal lives. Alternative treatment offering appropriate diet, exercise and relaxation are always a good idea but only after an OK from your medical team.
Keep us updated please.
About six weeks ago I too was peeing blood.
Cystoscopy revealed bladder tumor.
Byopsy revealed aggressive cancer into two of the three layers. A second byopsy April 9th will check the muscle tissue directly. Doc says 30% chance muscle tissue affected.
Meanwhile I am doing something quite interesting. I am consuming about a gallon per day of 10 ppm colloidal silver. I purchased a generator and am making it myself. While not a proven line of defense, a person with a nearly identical diagnoses to mine has used it successfully to ward off removal of bladder altogether. With six weeks between his urologist visits. He had sought a second opinion, he was cancer free.
It has been 13 years since and he is doing fine. No reoccurrence. To me its worth a shot.
Ill report back after April 9th and I get my path report back.
It took some time to research and to decide to do this, but when done correctly (making your own CS) there is no harm in trying.
Welcome. I was in your shoes about 11 years ago with many questions. Gross hematuria (visible blood) is often but not always a sign of bladder cancer. 10MM or 1CM is considered small from most scales I have read about, the break being +-2CM...not that in itself is a big item. Visible blood while appears to be a lot is normally not much just to ease your mind. The CT scan will be a part of the look into the torso to make sure there is no other possible involvement in the urinary tract.
The next step will be a TURB (transurethral resection of the bladder) to burn/cut whatever they see and send to pathology. Until that report is done you really won't know what to expect. There are even some cases where what looks like a tumor, isn't. If this is high grade a second TURB is often done as a re-check as your URO will take samples to the muscle layer to check involvement. Same would apply on low grade if the specimen doesn't include the muscle (layer 2).
This is all treatable and beatable. Let's what and see what pathology reports then you will have a game plan. Take this as one day at a time!
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.
Just diagnosed , 56year old male , havent smoked for 30+ years , drink very little ,not overweight.
If I remember correctly I was treated for a UTI around 18 months ago , guessing that was the beginning .
Urinated what appeared to be pure blood around three weeks ago first time ever, went for a cystoscopy this Wednesday just gone , the urologist found a tumour around 3/8" dia (10mm) , he said he was 80% confident its not gone into the muscle , had a second case of blood in urine today , got a CT scan on this Wednesday .
Not sure what to expect .