My first cysto was the time that I was diagnosed in December.The uro team did not use drugs, but used a deadening gel. My doctor used a monitor and I saw the tumor up close and personal. There was no denying at that point that I had a very large coral shaped tumor floating around inside me.
I am scheduled for another one on Monday and I am hoping that there will be nothing to watch on TV! Fingers crossed!
My URO doesn't have a monitor. However, he seems to to very up on what is going on. He taught for a few years at UTSA(San Antonio)and is a diplomate of urology (not sure what diplomate implies). His bigget concern is to not miss anything.
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.
Never had a scope with a monitor - all have been with the eyepiece. I think I read somewhere that there is a particular type of light they can use that lets the doc see better (near UV or something and done in Europe), but I've never had it done that way either.
TaG1 March 06
Recurrence Jan 07
BCG Maintenance after 6 week treatment