So my father upstaged from ta to T1- doctor used blue light this last time. Now I am getting messages that Stanford doesn’t use blue light and to go to UCSF for high grade with CIS because they use blue light and Stanford doesn’t? I am just so worried now- first we were not confident In first doctor, now we are at Stanford with a doctor that was faculty at MD Anderson and was recruited by Stanford and now I am told that Stanford doesn’t use blue light and to not go there? I’m so confused and scared now that I found some comfort in his care.
Anyone had issues with Stanford for lack of care for high grade t1 or t2 cancer?
“Blue Light “ is just one technique that can be used. There are studies that say that it may be somewhat better in visualizing some bladder conditions and some that show no difference between it and white light cystoscopy. One thing for sure...the company that holds the patent and is manufacturing the apparatus and selling it for a BIG price is doing a lot of advertising. I would be looking for doctors with lots of expertise in diagnosing and treating bladder cancer. That is what is important. Whether or not they have blue light wouldn’t be a factor in my decision.
Diagnosis 2-08 Small papillary TCC; CIS
BCG; BCG maintenance
Vice-President, American Bladder Cancer Society