Recently diagnosed & scared

3 months 4 days ago #60502 by mikequestions
Replied by mikequestions on topic Recently diagnosed & scared
Hi Sara Anne,

I understand and agree with both your posts. RileyNH just completed his 6th BCG treatment and has not had a follow-up cystoscopy yet. The issue, as I understand it, is that his urologist (for some unknown reason) is planning to do this in the OR under general anesthesia, and not in his office. RileyNH - Please correct me if I'm mistaken.

Thanks,
Mike

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3 months 3 days ago #60516 by Alan
Replied by Alan on topic Recently diagnosed & scared
I am not in your shoes but, I tell myself the cysto is usually no more than 5-10 minutes and it is over. Is it fun? No! However, I wouldn't want an OR visit as I have been knocked out too many times for worse things. Carotid, triple bypass, torn wrist ligaments, 2 hernias and other diagnostic tests. Cystos are a piece of cake after those others.

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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