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Most cancer groups say you are "cured" at 5 years cancer free. That probably is a tried-and-true axiom. At the same time, I have read about a few that have recurrences at 8 and 10 years post. That is probably true about almost all cancers.
What I have learned is live one day and each situation one day at a time. That is all one can really control. I have been free almost 15 years and as many on this board will say: "Something else will kill you before bladder cancer".
To answer directly I'd probably say I am cancer free and will simply keep up with checkups. Chances are good that you won't see this again. Go on and live your life!
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.
Last edit: 1 month 1 week ago by Alan.
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